Emmure
Felony


2.0
poor

Review

by Hunter Ramirez USER (39 Reviews)
October 30th, 2009 | 27 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Heaviest band in the world, bro.

Emmure, just the sheer mention of the band’s name will either turn you away, or draw you in like a fat kid to a cupcake. Despite being one of those bands that really turn nothing into something, first not even knowing each other prior to forming, every single lyric being inspired by breakup or harlots in general and just layering a breakdown on top of another breakdown, but they managed to make it work on Goodbye to the Gallows (which I’am a self admitted fan of the album). While there were tons of breakdowns, it justified the intensity, and the band even toyed with slight experimentation (“Princess in the Devil’s Castle”….clean singing on a deathcore album?). However the band hit the shitter when “The Respect Issue” seemed to dish out, which can be described in 1 simple word….breakdown. The group tossed aside all forms of experimentation in favor of just mindless compulsive breakdowns. When I heard the next record was going to “involve more experimentation”, I was intrigued, but didn’t hold my breath.

The band has simply invited nu-metal into their breakdown heavy brand of deathcore, the irony being that these two genres are loathed by many critics and fans of metal. Frankie’s spoken word lyrics are transected into uninspired rap lines which resemble Fred Durst half the time (tell me that didn’t just send a shiver up your spine). The guitars while simple, and hardcore sounding on previous albums, seem to be more down-tuned and again resemble that of Coal Chamber at times. The lyrics…let me just put it at this, my friend is a huge Emmure fan (cannot stress that enough) and he told me “the lyric content is weak”….I rest my case. However this is also a good nod in several places, Frankie has seemed to pick up more singing, which actually is a nice touch in certain places, and the guitars actually carry a nice groove every once in a while.

The album opens with “Sunday Bacon” which admitted sounded nice at the beginning with the bass and drums, but Frankie’s rap-laden vocals pretty much ruin it for me, which the song really blows over by the end of it all. “I Thought You Met Telly and Turned Me into Casper” is more eerie and an obvious display of the band’s newfound affection for nu-metal. Frankie’s sung vocals even take cue from Jonathan Davis of Korn, however this would all be nice if the lyrics didn’t consist of ”I want you cumming inside me” , but if you can look past these dumb lyrics, you’ll find the song can be pretty enjoyable. “Felony” sounds a lot like ITYMT&TMIC but displays more of the spoken-rap vocals similar too Sunday Bacon, but it just seems to work without getting overly annoying, and “You Sunk My Battleship” has to be one of the most cringe-worthy song in recent memory. “R2Deepthroat” is a sample-heavy attack on The Acacia Strain, but all if not most of the clever lines were ripped off from the aforementioned band, and Nine Inch Nails, in fact the only line that the group came up with was “tell your girlfriend how good my dick tastes”. “Lesson from Nichole” is ironically one of the best songs the group have ever written, it displays a more Alt. Metal style, and the bass rampages and explodes throughout. “Don’t Be One” is another shocking song, as Frankie opens up with a very nice Chino Moreno impression, and that actually helps the song in a lot of ways.

Basically how you love this album is how much you love Emmure, if you loved the hardcore Emmure you’ll love some songs, and loathe the rest. If you loved the deathcore Emmure, you’ll probably enjoy the utter hell out of this. If you never enjoyed Emmure at all though….there’s no reason to listen. The band tries too many new things to them, and only 1 or 2 of them seem to work.

Reccomended songs-
Bars in Astoria
Lesson from Nichole
Don't Be One



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Emim
October 30th 2009


26621 Comments


Yay, Brocore!

dansxdead
October 30th 2009


438 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Brocore for life

DaveBum69
October 30th 2009


699 Comments


i hate to admit but his singing in dont be one isnt really that bad, why dont they just turn into a deftones ripoff lol

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
October 30th 2009


7996 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This review was good, but can't touch that other one

ninjuice
October 30th 2009


6760 Comments


Nice rant bro.

Groink
October 30th 2009


768 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This album is atrocious.

Phantom
October 30th 2009


8930 Comments


A huge mislead departure from their other work


um wat

shortone323
October 30th 2009


883 Comments


This review is as bad as the album. Seriously. You don't talk about anything good, in shitty grammar and give it a 2 somehow.

ThePalestMexican
October 30th 2009


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

yeah I know phantom, I was trying too hard to sound cool

Ulsufyring
October 31st 2009


1724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

should read that jacktiger review

EasternLight
October 31st 2009


2700 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

breakdownbreakdownbreakdown
and so on

EasternLight
October 31st 2009


2700 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

R2DEEPTHROAT
how is that at all clever, funny, or anything at all wtf emmure

shortone323
October 31st 2009


883 Comments


Lol. Honestly, I laughed so hard the first time i saw R2DEEPTHROAT. And i still do.

ThePalestMexican
October 31st 2009


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

wow...I'm like the Uwe Boll of sputnikmusic, lol

shortone323
November 1st 2009


883 Comments


Lol just write cohernet english. Also, i was high when i wrote that comment. And im fucked up when im writing this one.

Ulsufyring
November 1st 2009


1724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

should read that jacktiger review

shortone323
November 1st 2009


883 Comments


O really?


Essence
November 1st 2009


3585 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

yeah my review is pretty tight just sayin'

ThePalestMexican
November 2nd 2009


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah, essence It was pretty funny, just didn't talk about the album much. I'm not complaining cause I talked about the album, and my review sucked.

Ulsufyring
November 2nd 2009


1724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

he talked about the album

he talked about every bad album this genre has ever been responsible for



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