The most refreshing and original metal band in the last 10 years. This combination of Cam Pipes shrieking vocals and Jamie Hoopers growling vocals make a for a very a satisfying duel vocalists. There lastest album, Advance and Vanquish, is nothing more than a album full of in your face metal and and a can full of ass kickery. Their two most famous songs, "Deadly Sinners" and "Balls of Ice," will make you bang your head. There lyrics are a combination of Iron Maiden and Dungeons & Dragons are the most satisfying lyrics to hear in years. Some may call them lame, but they are fucking pussies. Listen to this band and get your face kicked in. They will flourish for years to come and I hope they never become sucked into mainstream ala. In Flames or Metallica
Words do not do 3 Inches of Blood justice, stop reading this and buy Advance and Vanquish.
It's a synonym for fucking badass metal.
These guys may not be original in the sense of being a ground-breaking group, but in a time where truly talented heavy metal bands are hard to come by, 3IOB fills the gap perfectly. They are somewhere between thrash, speed, and power metal. In other words, they are a heavier, thrashier version of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. The vocals are great, although many people would consider them "weird" compared to the douchebaggery-filled voice of Nickelback's singer. Some fans of 3 Inches of Blood, myself included, think that the band could stand to improve by removing the metalcore vocals of Jamie Hooper, but if that's the only problem they have, then who the fuck cares, they kick more ass than is humanly necessary and then some. And then some more. And more. And more.
2 weeks ago, I heard 3 Inches of Blood for the first time. They kicked my ass. Hard.
too long; didn't read: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD=FREAKIN AWESOME METAL.
A ridiculously good Power/Heavy metal band originating from Canada and kicking "Nu"-Metal's sorry ass. Also a band that would benefit greatly from killing their shitty Metalcore backup singer Jamie Hooper, preferably making him walk the plank. Although they are pretty derivative from old metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Running Wild they are quite frankly a breath of fresh air from shitty bands like Slipknot and System of a Down. If you like old style metal and pirates you should definately look these guys up.
"Hey, you listened to 3 Inches of Blood recently?"
"Yeah, they really need to get rid of that piece of shit Metalcore singer though..."