For straight up metal influenced hardcore rather than 'metalcore', check out the later DRI albums, like Crossover or Thrash Zone. I'd also recommend Loose Nut or Slip It In by Black Flag, more r'n'r/metal influence on those records.
modern life is war >>>
YES. If you like hardcore and you haven't listened to Witness, you're missing out big time.
Amazing old school hardcore, like Minor Threat, Circle Jerks, early Flag. Just fast, short, thrashy and angry. This record is the exact same as their set when I saw them back in February. Came over from Massachusetts for a Euro tour with the homies in Witch Cult, it was 56 or so dates I believe - came down, played 16 songs in 6 minutes and left, no encore. So intense, but the brevity of the songs don't sacrifice the catchy aspect (the repeated lyric in the first song, the title track, God Fearing Youth, cool two step riff that ends the record, etc). One of my favourite punk records of 2011. Listen to it, if you don't like it, you've wasted less time than the average Tool song, so you're not losing out.
Friends band are doing a Misfits cover set tomorrow for a Halloween party. Gonna get drunk and sing some classics with them, best way to spend time.
On the halloween thing, anyone else a fan of AFI (before they went shit)?