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Killswitch Engage

by Metroland Staff on December 27, 2012

UPSTATE CONCERT HALL, SATURDAY

Massachusetts band Killswitch Engage have in the past gloated about their ability to “turn on the riff faucet.” No wonder they’ve spent the past decade as the foremost purveyors of “metalcore,” that hybrid genre that actually has little to do with hardcore but goes all-in on chunky metal guitar riffs, and a cross between screamed and crooned vocals. These guys haven’t put out a new record since 2009, but when they did it was their second self-titled disc. You can do that kind of thing when you’ve got a perpetually rotating audience of Junior High kids. (Dec. 29, 7:30 PM, $28, 1208 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-0012)