Horse the Band is a metalcore group from Lake Forest, California. Formed in 1998, the group became famous for their distinct sound, which blends elements of classic video game soundtracks with traditional metal and hardcore sounds. The five-piece band consists of Erik Engstrom, David Isen, Nathan Winneke, Daniel Pouliot, and Jeremiah Bignell. They’ve been compared to Bullet for My Valentine and Killswitch Engage.
The band’s sound has often been described as “Nintendocore,” a moniker that refers to the synthesis of 8-bit video game-esque sounds and metal. However, the band doesn’t want to be put in a box, and they’ve shied away from aligning themselves with the classification of “Nintendocore music.”
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