Ron Bailey is the drummer in the Chicago-based metal band Vis@40, later to evolve into A.D.D. A change in philosophical outlook may have resulted in this switch, from having a band named after a motor, apparently one with an impressive amount of torque, to one proudly inspired by attention deficit disorder. The song titles tell the tale: "Crucify," "Squirm," "Train Wreck." Still, Vis@40 was promoted as "metal with hooks," and Bailey could be said to have followed the lead of drummers such as Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity in providing a more groove-based dynamic. The switch of names took place in 2002 and the new group, including a female vocalist, began recording in earnest.
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