One of these days, metalcore bands that went "soft" WILL go back to their original heavy sound. Whether it be for the hype / marketing, or as a last group effort it's going to happen.
When the well of radio rocks begins to dry up, the tactic of going back to "that 2008-2012 shit" will become the new selling point as that style becomes "new cool shit" again in the eyes of the masses / commercial success.I'm calling it right now.
Example: "7th AA album to be SUAS heavy. Danny: I feel it again, and that what the fans want"
and of course once this happens everyone here will rejoice and circlejerk to no end.
Oh and before anyone says "they don't go back because they don't know how to write a good song in their old style anymore / they washed up" well that doesn't matter. It could be absolute shit, regurgitated rehashed material, or phenomenal and people will still be talking about it. A couple albums after a change in sound won't draw in as many people. Case in point some here have said they're done with this band (we all say this but come back lol), but if a band sWiTchEs iT uP and goes heavy all of a sudden, you'll have genuine interest again.
I can already see the comments "omg they did it again! "I knew they still had it" "no way" "this is the REAL bandnamegoeshere" "yesss they listened to us!" etc...
I mean at least it'd be great if these bands just said "We changed sound because MONEY" instead of some bs they cover it with "our fans safety" "more mature" "ExPLorE NeW sOUNdS"
also get that "tHis iS oUR HeAviESt tO dATE" teaser fuckery out of here. 2 seconds doesn't count (except BMTH on Heavy Metal, that's a different context and they're a whole other situation entirely)