I said it before, and I will say it again. Killswitch Engage is deep. Metal, sure, but deep nonetheless. Case in point: Reject Yourself (from As Daylight Dies).
Check these lyrics out:
Their cries are blown away with the wind
How passive can we be before humanity is lost?
Turning our backs on those who need love
We must not rest while healing is needed
Now there’s a thought–hurting humanity needs someone to take action, to embrace love, to provide healing. It’s not a very metal idea, but it is embraced by KSE.
Tear down the veil
That bars your heart from feeling this
Give your souls to compassion
The guys in KSE encourage compassion. Not metal at all. In fact, read on:
With open arms embrace this heart
With open eyes behold the truth
Embrace this life
Something else must be driving KSE besides the drums.
Note the following:
So little time is left
We must be relentless
In our pursuit of those in torment
This language sounds a lot like religious hellfire and brimstone street preachers, doesn’t it?
Now read this:
Can you reject yourself?
Can you feel their agony?
In a world that feeds on disregard
Heal the brokenhearted.
Okay, this last quote seems like it could be straight out of The Gospel of Luke. Dare I say that KSE is comprised of religious members? Maybe they have a religious background? Well, compare this song with Luke 4:18, which quotes from Isaiah 61:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (KJV)
They they thrash and rock hard, their lyrics are deep in meaning.