Killswitch Engage on 20 Years of 'Alive or Just Breathing': Jesse and Adam Look Back

Metalcore was never the same after Alive or Just Breathing. Killswitch Engage's sophomore album carved a stratospheric new path for hardcore's metallic offshoot — a novel cocktail of anthemic clean vocals, gut-punching screams, monstrous breakdowns and stadium-sized production courtesy of guitarist-boardsmith Adam Dutkiewicz. In honor of the record turning 20 this year, we spoke with Dutkiewicz and vocalist Jesse Leach about that time period of the band, the writing/recording process, Leach's exit from Killswitch shortly after its release and the impact Alive or Just Breathing on the overall metalcore scene. Watch now.