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Chimaira (pronounced /kaɪˈmɪərə/) was an American metal band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed in 1998 and disbanded in 2014. The band is a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Their band name is derived from the word Chimera, a monstrous creature in Greek mythology. They play a style of mainly groove metal, with some metalcore, industrial metal, and death metal influences.

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  • Too bad I'll never experience a Chimaira mosh pit.
  • Yeah, it's a good album imo.
  • Good stuff. Anyone else listening to Fear Factory's Genexus?
  • amazing band, please come back ;(
  • Pleasure In Pain!
  • Chimaira > The Infection > The Age Of Hell > Resurrection / The Impossibility Of Reason > Pass Out Of Existence > Crown Of Phantoms
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  • Ultra suck
  • Funny thing is that the only, to me, supposedly metalcore bands that I like or ever listened to (beyond like one or three songs) are Chimaira, Lamb of God and Machine Head, with mid-era Trivium thrown in as well. People always keep debating on the respective shoutbox whether those bands are metalcore or, for most part, not. I can agree that I don't view them as anything in particular but groove or (post-)thrash anyways, but these bands have still been heavily involved in the movement which has been labeled "metalcore". Now I'm certainly not a genre purist, I hate that stuff, but due to the fans of these bands often denying the metalcore tag, I certainly cannot put my finger on what "metalcore" can possibly be (like naming a band of the genre).
  • Well, Chimaira is more groove metal rather than metalcore... If you want something similar try Machine Head, especially first 2 albums. If you want metal blended with hardcore, you can also try Merauder or Hatebreed.

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