19:56 - Coolingsrock never said anything about it being wrong...(my collection shows) ...maybe not devolved but alot of bands take advantage of the generic side of things when it comes to those bands...which makes it feel less evolving i guess?!
19:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Yeah as a whole genre metalcore is far more creative than heavy metal has been in, well, a hell of a long time.
19:11 - moonflash I concur, this isn't the kind of "evolution" which was meant to get rid of the precursor, it's just another way of expressing the influence blues and rock had on metal. Similar to the way death "evolved" from thrash.