In that case you will love Deftones very melodic but with heavy spots, you probably know them though, more regular metal Try Tool and A Perfect Circle.. I also like some Mortis which someone else mentioned
Interestingly it is very popular in China - they have done about what you describe with it and fused it with Scottish bagpipes, Irish folk and anything else they like ! They also like the German rock music that I hate the most, I don't know what it is called but sounds like it is being vomited out to wall of sound type tuneless guitar and heavy beat - all in strange leather bondage type clothes and goth makeup.
I would upload some for you as I have CD - but don't know how ! I have a Chinese wedding hub in progress and my friend in the foreground of the Mickey and Minnie mouse shot is rated in China's top ten rock musicians - and he writes his own stuff.
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