Review Summary: Deathcore to get all the kids kicking the air
Suicide Silence are a 5 piece Deathcore band hailing from Riverside, California.
Band consists of:
Mitch Lucker - Vocals
Chris Garza - Guitar
Rick Ash - Guitar
Josh Goddard - Drums
Mike Bodkins - Bass
I first learned of Suicide Silence through their myspace page, at the time I was into the so called "Deathcore" genre, their music had me worked into a frenzy the first time I listened to it.Then after several listens the songs began to get on my nerves, I picked up their Ep when it came out, hoping it wouldn't get old after several listens, because I really wanted to like this band.
When "Ending Is The Beginning" I could tell that this was defenitely gonna be a album full of songs that sounded the same, with very little variation, lots of double bass, simple guitar parts, and generic growls. But they manage to be one of the most impressive bands out of the other run-of-the-mill, "deathcore" bands. I have to admit that this album grew on me after several, which of suprising considering the fact that the other songs grew old after time. But enough with my ranting, lets get to what I think the pros and cons of this Ep are.
There are numerous pros on this Ep, such as the songs are very well put together for this type of music, even though it can still be very repetitive. The high shreiks are refreshing because i can only take so much of the low growl(it is just not as dynamic as others, such as corpsegrinder from cannibal corpse), very good production for a ep, all the instruments have very good clarity to them, well except the bass.
Now to the cons, first off the guitar have very little variation, all the songs sound somewhat the same, the drums are just almost unrelentless, which i don't have a problem with if the drummer is very talented, but Josh Goddard is not as talented as most death drummers.
All in all this is a decent record, this band should have a pretty good run, if the deathcore scene sticks around for several more years, if not the will just fade off into the distance