I've been trying to figure this out for the longest time, but it seems to me like DT invented a million things heard in all the new metalcore/deathcore bands out there. One big factor is the death screech growl thing. I can't find a single band before The Gallery came out to have vocals that truly sounded like the vocals heard today. Most of the death bands I've heard before that time...even Anders when he sang for Skydancer...the vocals just sounded like harsher versions of Metallica vocals. Not true growls, and even the bands that did growl, it was all really muffled, quiet, and ill-techniqued. Did Mike truly invent the 'loud, full' growling style that dominates deathcore today? And also with appropriate guitar distortion, rapid riffs, constantly changing tempos...I really can't find a band before The Gallery that showcases all of this in one whole piece. If you look at a song like Punish My Heaven, it would only take very minor tweaks to sound just like something Black Dahlia Murder would create today. And this was almost 20 years ago when this song was written! I mean, I do listen to a few bands like Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, Devil Wears Prada, and Bring Me The Horizon just because they have a few great things, but I never can help but think that all these bands sound a awful lot like DT, but dumbed down and slightly more 'br00tal' just to get crowds. I mean, I know death metal existed before DT, but I just feel like DT are that band that put everything together in a way that created the first modern death core/metal band. Before DT, it seemed that death metal was just a nerdy, underground, goth thing to do, with no bands having true production and studio support. I mean, maybe I'm totally wrong, maybe there was a few American acts also pioneering deathcore and stuff but...I haven't heard of any that truly sounded like it by 1995. The few death bands I've heard around that time period were just that, total death, not any 'core'. Idk, it's just something I'm thinking about, it really seems like DT were the sole creators of the most characteristic ways death metal is created today and...I think they deserve credit! (After all, Character was metalcore in my opinion, and it just sounded like a even more amplified version of The Gallery...if you can add a little guitar distortion and it sounds metalcore, then you really know you're the band that invented it.) Idk. I just think DT should be called the one true father of metalcore. At The Gates and In Flames are more like the Gothenburg Metal sound, DT is the sole father of metalcore in my opinion, definatly something way more important.