Sounds Like: Alice in Chains, Killswitch Engage, Incubus, Sevendust
Bio: The Collective is a band of friends and brothers who perform for the love of music. Formerly Discard the Weak, the band decided to change direction with a change in focus on sound and changed their name to The Collective for the release of their new album, Discard the Weak.
“The final act of the fest was Dallas/Fort Worth based Discard the Weak. When I first saw this band, I didn't really know what to expect as they didn't dress in a typical metal fashion. I was wrong! This band is one of the most innovative and truly unique bands that I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing. The energy level of vocalist Derek is fucking off the charts! Musicianship and songwriting is bar none! Discard the Weak is another eclectic blend of styles that is friendly enough for radio play, yet heavy enough for die hards. I could hear the influences from Korn, to Faith No More to Mr. Bungle, to A Perfect Circle. This band got everyones tired asses up out of the chairs and forced the crowd to pay close attention! What a great band to end the fest with, as whatever was left of The Rail Club was demolished during their set.”