Review Summary: brutality at its best.
Emmure, yes, they are on victory records, probably one of the most well known "sell out" labels around, and yes they play brutal metalcore/deathcore, filled with screams, very little clean vocals, heavily distorted guitars and breakdowns gallore, but what makes them different then every other metalcore band around?...the sheer brutality of this record! It is definetly the most brutal release of the 21st century, if not all time.
from start to finish this album is relentless deathcore/metalcore, the song writing is definely very strong, although i think they need to lay off of the open downtuned E string sometimes, but that just adds to the heaviness of the album, and that is of course what they were going for witht his album, right?
well maybe not, because there are more melodic and softer songs on this album, such as the standout track rusted over wet dreams, but that quickly turns into one of the heaviest songs on the album, with one of the most brutal breakdowns and some of the most emotional lyrics on the album when the vocalist utters the crys "but theres one regret we can share, what shall we name him, what shall we name our dead son!"...
and that pretty much sums up the lyrics on the album as well, very strong, heartfelt almost emo type lyrics, some of them are almost humerous, such as the lyrics in the albums single "10 signs you should leave" when the vocalist screams "and its sad to say that i still cry, to my bayside cd, tracks 8 and 9 are about you"
another great thing about this album, is that there arent very many clean vocal parts, which just adds to the heaviness, when there are clean vocals, they arent so much sang as they are yelled, or spoken.
the recordings on this album are great, the producer did a great job, all though the bass is barely audible, but every album is like that these days, the vocals are perfect and the guitars are head and shoulders above most other deathcore bands.
this is deifnely an album that you would want to purchase if you just want to listen to something incredibly heavy, and want to just let go!