Hatebreed. This is the band I listen to when I need to break a self pity cycle. Use my own will and strength to break the useless negativity. Jasta's lyrics are the epitome of strength stemming from the self.
This one in particular resonates with me big time. Dwelling on the past is useless for me. Why waste the time when I can make my future better?
If you like Judas Priest...have I got a band for you. Primal Fear is like a cross between JP and Hammerfall. Rides the line between traditional Heavy Metal and Power Metal, giving that extra punch.