Emmure
Felony


2.0
poor

Review

by Chris Higgins USER (38 Reviews)
September 4th, 2009 | 319 replies | 18,270 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Emmure lacks everything needed to create a good album, or at that even a good band.

5 of 7 thought this review was well written

When a band first merges onto the scene in any genre close to deathcore or metalcore, they are almost automatically assumed to be just chug chug guitars with guttural vocals and pointless breakdowns. Many bands prove people wrong at this statement, but Emmure takes what makes deathcore bands reptitive and boring, and puts it into their latest release "Felony".

After purchasing Emmure's latest release, "Felony", a sticker on the front of the album claimed that Emmure is "The worlds heaviest band". There was nothing under about who had said that or who even thought that, but they were wrong. In fact, the best way to decribe "Felony" is that it's filled with over used lyrics, pointless breakdowns and almost no creativity. It's a mosh album, bent mainly to be played live so people could beat the life out of others. Usually, an album like this could feature one or two stand out moments, but this album just rips off what so many other bands have done and then try's to claim it for themselves. I didnt enjoy any of Emmure's previous releases so I dont know what made me think I'd enjoy this, but I didnt. Every track on this album feels re-used over and over again. In an interview with the vocalist, Frank said "every track on the album is new and inventive in our own way, and we still have hundred's of ideas bottled up which we want to use on another record". If Emmure continues in this path, they will have no hope for their future, neither will they change anything in the deathcore genre.

After the album's first track 'Sunday Bacon', which begins with a very basic drum beat, I found myself concerned over which direction the band was taking this album to. Since the title of the album is "Felony", the story takes place over a period of time and what happens in the life of a felony. Well, most of the lyrics on this CD attempt to be "brutal", talking about shooting someone or beating the *** out of them, Emmure tries to put on a tough guy act. 'I Thought You Met Telly and Turned Me Into Casper' is a graphic story of someone getting a girl pregnant, "I want you cumming inside me" repeats in the background from a female voice. Vocalist Frankie Palmeri does nothing different then he's done on previous efforts, except he sports more of a rap style in most of the songs then ever before. "Felony" was one of the singles released before the album. Starting off with a rap type vocal intro, this song has the most potential on the album. It's fast and dangerous, a pure adrenaline based song.

'The Philosophy of Time Travel' reminds me alot of '... And Then She Bled' off Suicide Silence's new album. With a whispering track in the background of pointless guitar strums and more, it's a completely useless, pointless center track. 'First Impressions' opens with what the band believes is a good guitar riff, but yet again it's been heard so many times. Also the bass seems to be used alot more noticeably in this song as well. So when it comes to Emmure being "different" or "stand out" in this album, theyre completely wrong. If a band wants to make brutal music, write your own lyrics, invent good breakdowns and actually try to make music worth listening. This album feels very rushed and it doesnt seem like the band tried at all to create their own sound, but to just follow every band in the deathcore genre. It's dissapointing, but Emmure isnt worth a listen anymore, theyre tired and dying, just like their genre.



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Ulsufyring
September 4th 2009



1724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=31952

shortone323
September 4th 2009



883 Comments


Pretty good review, all though it is a bit too short. I like straight and to the point reviews, but theres just no conclusion really. If you took the first half of the last paragraph and moved it up to either the second or its own paragraph, it would look and feel better. But yea, that other review said all there was to say about this.

burnafterbreeding
September 4th 2009



1466 Comments


nor is there a summary

chiggles
September 4th 2009



76 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This was a little rushed, but I didnt have to much to say about this album.

Titan50
September 4th 2009



4588 Comments


pretty good review, although there a lot of improvements needed, see above

"Felony" is the title track


pointless

chiggles
September 4th 2009



76 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Some changes were made, including a little summary and a new conclusion.

Titan50
September 4th 2009



4588 Comments


Last paragraph could be split into two. Also, by summary burnafterbreeding means the box at the start of the review saying "Summary:". Reviews look quite poor without them

Meatplow
September 4th 2009



5524 Comments


what does sutomatically mean

Ulsufyring
September 4th 2009



1724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5


'The Philosophy of Time Travel' reminds me alot of '... And Then She Bled' off Suicide Silence's new album.


orly

jingledeath
September 4th 2009



7104 Comments


all this hate makes me want to check this out but they say curiosity killed the cat so idk

Ulsufyring
September 4th 2009



1724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

in this case curiosity would kill the cat, his family, their families, and probably a few small countries

HenchmanOfSanta
September 4th 2009



1856 Comments


Oh hey a review that actually talks about the album and comes from someone who appears to have actually listened to it.

Ulsufyring
September 4th 2009



1724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

the other review was fine stop crying about being butt hurt

asaf
September 4th 2009



885 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Better than the first review for this album. I was a big enthusiast of this band when they first started. Apparently they were going for that blood has been shed sound.. sure... yeah, whatever. This isn't deathcore. This is total poop. Has anyone even bothered to pay attention to the lyrics here? they're short bus bound, for sure...

Essence
September 4th 2009



3583 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I approve of this review and all hate of the band.

And, oh, look Santa, the guy who LISTENED to it said it was awful too. Huh.

HenchmanOfSanta
September 4th 2009



1856 Comments


Are you implying that the reason I criticized your review was because it was negative? This is quite possibly the worst band I've ever heard. I like this review because it actually referred to the album in question and wasn't just an extended version of every single deathcore review on the site with more bro puns.

Ulsufyring
September 4th 2009



1724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

he was saying just because he didn't listen didn't make a bit of difference

if you can't distinguish between that review and "every single deathcore review" then you need to get your eyes checked

also your brain

xbris
September 6th 2009



14 Comments


loved earlier emmure cds. this cd is shit. /review

MrCalum
November 16th 2009



371 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

shame on me for not listening to the whole cd but i listened to Felony the song with the most potential on the album and it was an instant no for me, if the whole albums so lyrically flat and with such unoriginal guitar riffs i don't want to know!

Piglet
November 16th 2009



4653 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

this looks amazing! will get.



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