If you have the time, check out this band called Daybreak Medusa. It slightly reminds of Killswitch Engage but with out the screaming and hard edge. I'd call them more hard rock with melodic influence but they call themselves 'alternative metal'. Not my type of music (I like it a bit harder and aggressive) But I figured you all may or may not dig them. They almost sound like a pop rock band sometimes, but I think they have a chance to appeal to that demographic. I wish them luck. Here are some links to explore this band's sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ_1tM1y2Y4 (feat. the song 'Obligation'-catchy hook)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEZpMAU_ie0&feature=related (feat. song 'With You')
yay or nay? Or maybe meh.