He said that ‘We were just a hard rock band’, and stated:
“I don’t think we ever considered ourselves a heavy metal band to begin with. We were kind of lumped into that category becausewe got signed right in that era when Korn and Limp Bizkitand all these ‘nu-metal’ bands were kind of coming up, and we got sucked into that ‘nu-metal’ category. Where I feel like, when you listen to our music, we were never some kind of unique ‘nu-metal’ sound.
We were just a hard rock band.And there was certainly influences from a lot of different bands that we were listening to at that time in the first album and in that music. It was a bit of a salad of different influences that we were listening to. ButI never really thought of us as a pure heavy metal band.“