I hate scene kids as much as the next guy, and I think a better example of a band without obvious breakdowns would be Set Your Goals, from my point of view at least.
And as far as Woe, Is Me goes, they should incorporate more synth into their breakdowns and have intricate melodies playing along with the chugging, similar to The Word Alive.
And I'm gonna catch these guys at a concert in a few weeks with a bunch of other bands, and I'm sure they'll put on a great show, supposedly their singer is great live.
Well Set Your Goals do chug in a lot of their breakdowns, just not as much. Underoath is completely void of chugging.
I agree, but The Word Alive is equally mediocre.
And I've heard the same, hope you have a good time.