Suicide Silence
The Cleansing


3.0
good

Review

by boristhebladexx USER (3 Reviews)
August 15th, 2008 | 35 replies | 6,195 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Heavy as balls, Suicide Silence's debut CD The Cleansing is 45 minutes of crushing death metal.

0 of 3 thought this review was well written

Clocking in at around 45 minutes, The Cleansing is Suicide Silence's debut CD after releasing four previous splits or LPs. Led by guitarists Chris Garza and Mark Heylmun, Suicide Silence plays a generic brand of death metal spattered with "br00tuhl" breakdowns every which way. Sounds bad? It is. So why did I give this CD a 3? Unlike most like-minded acts, Suicide Silence is heavy as balls. Nearly every song on this album will make you want to break someones face, punch holes in walls, and break family heirlooms. As soon as you pop in the CD, 33 seconds goes by before the lead track "Unanswered" pummels you in the face with it fast-pace sludgy opening riff. From "Unanswered" to "Destruction of a Statue," this CD is balls to the wall heavy.

Instrumentation
As mentioned before, lots of the music on this CD is quite generic, although there are some bright spots. For instance, the breakdown at the end of "No Pity For A Coward" that has one guitar player sweeping solo while singer Mitch Lucker screams hideously. Other memorable riffs are in "Unanswered" and "The Price of Beauty." The drummer does nothing but prove that he can play d-beats, blast, and make chugs with his bass drum. Other than a few fast fills, nothing to really be amazed about. As is said in every metal review, the bass is totally unintelligible. The most amazing thing about this band is the singer, Mitch. Without him, Suicide Silence would just be other boring "deathcore" band. He brings his lyrics to life with his ear shattering highs and earth moving lows. Lyrics like "Seconds from the end/What's it gonna be?/Pull the trigger *****" and "For all the prayers that go
unanswered/Why do you think that is?/For the families that waste their time/Open your eyes" are mere samples of what comes out of Mitch's mouth.

Production
The Cleansing was produced by John Travis (Static-X) and mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted). Unlike most CDs, The Cleansing was recording live. This may contribute to the album having a "looser" sound than most CDs. The guitars and vocals have a brutal edge to them, while the drum mix is a little odd. The bass drums have a very "smacky" sound to them, and the snare has a bit of a drag when the drummer blasts, but other than that, it sounds fine.

Conclusion
If you don't need technical precision in your music, or just want to take a break from shredding, this is a good CD for you, otherwise stay away. This is not for people who dislike breakdowns. Overall, this is a solid CD for a generic band.


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    After a re-listening of Suicide Silence's debut, I have now had a good change of heart....

    Jody78 (4)
    This is possibly one of the best deathcore albums out there due to the fact it was recorde...

    DarkZX (3)
    This album can get rather generic at times, but it is worth checking out....

    James Grant (2)
    *YAWN*, pass the coffee....

  • Brandon Burton (3)
    "The Cleansing" is Suicide Silence's major label debut that will appeal to some. Not so mu...


Comments:Add a Comment 
mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
August 16th 2008



17920 Comments


heavy as balls

asdemonsburn
August 16th 2008



793 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

moar leik heavy as balloons
MIRITE

Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 16th 2008



17204 Comments


The vocalist needs to find a band that can write an original tune.

natey
August 16th 2008



4170 Comments


My drummer wanted to cover "The Price of Beauty". i bitchslapped him

asdemonsburn
August 16th 2008



793 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

He should bitch slap you for liking Fall of Troy

Polaris
August 16th 2008



246 Comments


This is some of the worst music I've ever heard.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
August 16th 2008



17920 Comments


moar leik heavy as balloons

MIRITE

lol urrite

bustyagunz
August 16th 2008



911 Comments


He should bitch slap you for liking Fall of Troy

Thomas Erak has more talent in his left nut than this entire band...

kattunlover69
August 16th 2008



1194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

^who?

charlesfishtitz
August 16th 2008



784 Comments


you are fail

bustyagunz
August 16th 2008



911 Comments


haha

Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 16th 2008



17204 Comments


Kattun, youre out of your element!
Im with bustyagunz on this one. This Message Edited On 08.16.08

P13
August 16th 2008



1327 Comments


^ second

beans
August 16th 2008



2332 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

someone negged

Bleak123
August 16th 2008



1902 Comments


Personally I enjoyed this album.

BallsToTheWall
August 16th 2008



44164 Comments


Band sucks balls but you sir have the greatest user name. Boris The Blade, ftw. Snatch was such a metal movie, let's not forget how suave Bradd Pitt was as an Irish gypsy. But yeah, people neg reviews today without reason, fuck em.

Hawks
August 16th 2008



35603 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Good album. I dont like it as much as I did when I first heard it, but its still a good listen every now and then.

Digging: Engraved - Before The Tales

P13
August 16th 2008



1327 Comments


they're br00htulThis Message Edited On 08.16.08

McP3000
August 16th 2008



3941 Comments


bands horrible

Bleak123
August 16th 2008



1902 Comments


bands ok



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