Killswitch Engage Style

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Killswitch Engage style lesson !

    KSE is probably one of most iconic bands representing the Metalcore genre. In my opinion metalcore has been a step in heavy guitar playing evolution. What we can find there is a good, old powerful riffs playing, and reacher melodic content, comparing to metal from the 90's. Some metalcore bands, like KSE can be a great introduction to the world of rock and metal essentialls.

    Notice for 7-string guitar owners:
    For this lesson I use regular 6-string guitar, detuned to drop B. If you own a 7-string guitar you can play this lesson as well, but you need to consider one string tuning difference - F# instead of G.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. Hufschmid 18th Ann electric guitar
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 40%)
    3. TSE 808 - Tube screamer simulation (drive 0%, tone 75%, level 70%)
    4. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    5. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    6. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh


    Tuning - Dropped B(B6 E5 A4 D3 F#2 B1)


    Backing track progression:

    4/4 Bm | Bm | Bm | Bm D |
    ||: Bm | Bm | Bm | Bm | G | G | G | G A :||
    ||: Bm | Bm | Bm | Bm :||
    G | G | Bm | Bm | D | D | G | D/F# |
    Bm | Bm | Bm | Bm ||

    Tempo: Main song tempo is 120 bpm. There are backing tracks available at 60, 75, 90, 105 and 125 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    E-minor (refering to fretboard layout - audiable scale is B-minor)







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