I can't tell what you're implying here. I was being sarcastic with my earlier post. August Burns Red are arguably the most creative and technical band in metalcore, and I've loved everything they've put out.
For the record, I have recorded songs with a band. Several times spanning many years.
They are not creative or that technical at all compared to other bands (atleast not in the guitar and bass aspect). Throwing in a salsa part in one song doesnt make them creative. Bands like BTBAM, After The Burial and Protest The Hero blows them out of the water in making technical and creative "nu-metalcore".
I used to like them before but they are practically taking parts from older songs and putting them in new songs. For example 2.00 in up against the ropes and the intro to empire, the breakdown @ 2.05 in back burner and the breakdown @ 0.20 in internal cannon.