Here Comes the Kraken
Here Comes the Kraken


3.0
good

Review

by Chris Higgins USER (38 Reviews)
September 7th, 2009 | 20 replies | 4,341 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Well done deathcore, but it all sounds the same and the creativity begins to lack after a few tracks.

1 of 2 thought this review was well written

All deatcore feels and sounds the same, especially in today's world of repitition and lack of creativity. Bands seem to feel that if their drummer can nail double bass, their screamer can chug and they can hit a cymbal melodically to create a breakdown, then theyre going to succeed in the deathcore genre. All this is not true. It's hard work to create good deathcore music, to seperate yourselves from the endless numbers of deathcore bands out there that attempt to be the best.

Originating in Mexico, Here Comes the Kraken is true stand out deathcore. It's impressive, technical and brutal, everything to make a good deathcore album. Their self-titled debut is nothing more than impressive, they have managed to step up the technicality a bit and there I give them credit. It's a surprise to me to find that one of the best deathcore bands I've ever heard are from Mexico, since this is the only Mexican band I've ever listened to. The songs on this album are very brutal, each song having a few impressive breakdowns and very good drum and guitar sections. The drumming is simply fantastic and the guitar work is beautiful at times, so what else makes this album worth the listen?

After the intro to the album, 'Dont Fail Me Darko' begins. The first thing noticed is the drumming, it's fast and very impressive. That's not the only thing good about this song though, the vocalist seems to do nothing more then just chug chug his way through the verses, but as the song continues his highs are raw and actually really good. There are a few breakdowns in this song alone, each one being better than the last, and theyre not just average no fret breakdowns, a tricky guitar line would float in the background and it makes the sound that much more impressive to listen to.

'Into the Slaughter Basement' is a very fast song, it's got plenty of tricky guitar riffs and it seems as if it will never slow down. The vocalist continues to push out the lows through the fast beat of the song, but here he does nothing more than those lows. We get greeted with a few highs, but I wouldve liked to hear them more. Yet again, there is a lot of good breakdowns, each one being a little different than the last, but the album already feels to be repeating itself.

There is no real music variation through this album, there's alot of guitar work, lots of fast drumming and chug vocals, but after we get past the first 4 songs on the album, it all sounds the same. I know I said earlier that this is one of the best deathcore bands I've ever heard, and that's true, but if the album is listened to straight through it feels like were hearing the same song over and over again. This is a problem with most deathcore bands, they change the pace a bit in each song but that main sound stays there and everything feels a tad bit repetitive and overdone.

Here Comes the Kraken surely impresses with their debut, and they have new songs out and hopefully a new album soon, but they need to learn to spread that sound out over the length of the album. After the 5th track, everything sounds the same and thats not good, I like to hear a band do different things through each song, not keep that solid sound throughout. This is a good album, it's good deathcore, but a listen straight through gets a little tiring after a few tracks.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
thomasj12e34
September 7th 2009



195 Comments


what are chug vocals

chiggles
September 7th 2009



76 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Deep screams that really make out no words.

EasternLight
September 7th 2009



2700 Comments


may listen. nice review.

lobby
September 7th 2009



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

not going to read this, but judging from the summary, it sounds like this review is more appropriate than the other one. album is enjoyable, but wouldn't listen twice...

chiggles
September 7th 2009



76 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's not really worth a second listen, there are a few songs which could be listened to a few times but nothing more.

bastard
September 7th 2009



3435 Comments


what's creativity?

LisbonGirls
September 7th 2009



832 Comments


Metalcore owns deathcore

Thompsonhunt
September 7th 2009



279 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I like their vocals, and a few songs but it definitely does get repetitive. good review

KYZAR
September 7th 2009



513 Comments


you know what i want? Blackcore

bastard
September 7th 2009



3435 Comments


is that a racial slurr sirr?!

EasternLight
September 7th 2009



2700 Comments


Black people doing hardcore...um...bad brains?

i first read "Here Comes the Kitten".

Oh how I wish...

KYZAR
September 7th 2009



513 Comments


oh no bastard it is not. unless... nope. no it is'nt.

Carnifex
September 7th 2009



1918 Comments


The double bass drumming on this album is fucking amazing.

Tits McGee
September 7th 2009



1876 Comments


oh no it's the kraken!

Demonicgman
September 7th 2009



417 Comments


that's the problem with deathcore, no good band exists in that "genre" or w/e it is.

Zip
September 8th 2009



5312 Comments


hai look deathcore yay,

there are plenty of good deathcore bands... Animosity? duh

Unskathed123
September 8th 2009



368 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I actually think this band's undoing is their "technicality" but whatever.
Glass Casket is still the best.

iWrestledALionOnce
February 3rd 2010



6 Comments


Not as good as I though they would be


DeathByAstonishment
August 9th 2012



269 Comments


LOL read the lyrics on this album.. "Good bye blue eyes/You will not suffer again/In heaven a cheese burger/Is waiting for you"....

Spec
August 9th 2012



27060 Comments


Is this that Mexicore band?



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