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Chimaira (pronounced /kaɪˈmɪərə/) was an American 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.

Chimaira was formed in 1998 by rhythm guitarist Jason Hager, and vocalist Mark Hunter. The pair… read more

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  • I miss this shit.
  • 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).

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