Emmure
Slave to the Game


5.0
classic

Review

by thanosreigns585 USER (1 Reviews)
August 5th, 2012 | 46 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pure, unadulterated passion.

Passion. That's what Slave To The Game is all about. Pure, unadulterated passion. Forget that Emmure display musical ability and know-how that is rivaled by few. Forget that the middle of Protoman goes from what can only be described as one of the greatest blending of beautiful melodic melodies and heart wrenching force ever, to a powerful, yet melancholic breakdown. Forget that Insert Coin is one of the greatest ambient pieces ever written. Forget that Cross Over Attack contains the perfect metal riff. Forget that Thanos Reignz quite possibly has the best voice in all of music. Forget that every moment of this album will make you stand in awe of what you're hearing. Why should you forget all that? Because none of it matters.

What matters is that Emmure's music connects with the listener on a level that no other band has ever obtained. Just what that level is can's be defined. It can only be felt. And the only way to feel it is to listen. And I do mean LISTEN. You shouldn'd do so much as twiddle your thumbs during the play of this, or any other of their albums. You would only be hurting yourself. Their only rivals in this department would be the immortal classical composers, such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. But Emmure still beats them out.

I can's tell you how difficult it is for me to rate this at all. By doing so, I'm implying that Slave To The Game, and indeed all of Emmure's works, can be somehow compared with any other album by any other band. That is simply not true. I have given perfect 5's to bands that don's even register on the scale when compared to Emmure. The very fact that I'm pretending to be worthy enough to even discuss Emmure's music is an unforgivable sin. No amount of words in this, or any other, language can begin to describe the tapestry of emotions on this, or any of their albums. Emmure's creations transcend not only metal, but art itself. This is the language of the soul.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
EJinHD
August 5th 2012


94 Comments


"Their only rivals in this department would be the immortal classical composers, such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. But Emmure still beats them out."


This made me laugh lul

Stevens
August 5th 2012


22 Comments


Blatant trolling isn't really funny. You have to be more subtle to pull it off.

BodomThrashMachine
August 5th 2012


316 Comments



Blatant trolling isn't really funny. You have to be more subtle to pull it off. [2]

johnnydeking29
August 5th 2012


9231 Comments


I didn't neg coz this isn't all bad, but next time don't make it look so contrived

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

Manqaness24
August 5th 2012


135 Comments


This rating must be a joke.


TheMoreira
August 5th 2012


7182 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Nah, i think he's for real.

Edit: I was trolling. Elite trolling, that is

HSThomas
August 5th 2012


668 Comments


Shadows would've been proud of this review.

Evreaia
August 5th 2012


4045 Comments


Emmure's creations transcend not only metal, but art itself.


There must be another band called Emmure, because there's no fucking way this band deserves such praise.

TheMoreira
August 5th 2012


7182 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"There must be another band called Emmure, because there's no fucking way this band deserves such praise."

not sure if elite trolling or just plain serious


eternium
August 5th 2012


16338 Comments


I love me some melodic melodies.

BodomThrashMachine
August 5th 2012


316 Comments


This is a troll. It's simple, absolutely none of Emmure's fans are literate enough to produce a review of this calibre. That's not to say it's a good review, but it's not a horrible review either. But it's infinitely better than what a real Emmure fan would be able to come up with.

"Recommended by reviewer" are all fantastic though.

intotheshit
August 5th 2012


3639 Comments


TheMoreira is as dense as brioche.

silentpotatofan
August 5th 2012


320 Comments


what does dense mean doers that mean smart

intotheshit
August 5th 2012


3639 Comments


I'm not going to even honor that question.

Ignimbrite
August 5th 2012


5384 Comments



This is a troll. It's simple, absolutely none of Emmure's fans are literate enough to produce a review of this calibre. That's not to say it's a good review, but it's not a horrible review either. But it's infinitely better than what a real Emmure fan would be able to come up with.


dear Chuck Schuldiner in heaven, I had no idea.

Digging: Jakob - Sines

MTObsidian
August 5th 2012


118 Comments


No.

No no no no no.

TheMoreira
August 5th 2012


7182 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"TheMoreira is as dense as brioche."

Dear user, i was not referring to the review.
OR
not sure if elite trolling or just plain serious [2]

thanosreigns585
August 5th 2012


2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"I love me some melodic melodies."

I'm aware that that sentence may have come off as not very well thought out, but when you're discussing music of such a high caliber of perfection, you sometimes stumble over yourself trying to describe just how amazing it is.

breakingthefragile
August 5th 2012


2961 Comments


Yeah, obviously a troll. In no way is he ever gonna be the next IcyLilly.

SmokingTheClouds
August 5th 2012


639 Comments


Blatant trolling isn't really funny. You have to be more subtle to pull it off. [3]



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