I don't feel like I need to post my resume, but I can assure Pulling Teeth was not the first hardcore band I got into. All I was saying is that there aren't that many hardcore bands that have put out 4 stand out LPs. We're in a time where most hardcore band put out a good demo or 7, a lackluster LP and then fizzle out. If you don't think Pulling Teeth are one of the best metallic hardcore bands in the 2000s, you're an absolute turd.
What? Wow, we must live on different planets. Me and everyone I know feel like bands rarely even have a "demo-phase" anymore, but instead get picked up very fast by labels (labels like Deathwish are ridiculously on-the-ball these days), to release more lp's in a shorter span than ever before - The complete opposite to what you just said. Kinda cool how they still all break up after 5-6 years anyways... Seems like bands reform faster these days though..
On the list of my top 100 hardcore bands of the 2000's, I'd probably put Pulling Teeth somewhere in the reaches of 85-90, but I still think they're great.... Guess I'm a turd then.