Review Summary: R.I.P. Mitch.
Following the 2012 passing of Mitch from Suicide Silence many decided to relisten to their material out of respect. However, most people are lucky enough to have strayed away from the 2004 Family Guy Demo that features early versions of their songs, most notably their hit song Bludgeoned To Death which garnered the band a lot of attention throughout the death core scene. Suddenly following their hearing of the album version of this song the scene teenagers were flocking to this band to hear the ultra "brutal" style of music they were playing, and quickly became infatuated with the line "and doctors wont be able to recognize your f*cking face" (in Mitch's case, this is probably true).
However, the rest of the metal community shunned the band, and it is for reasons such as those most evident on this crude demo. The songs are absolutely breakdown flooded, with scarce moments where they actually play full speed ahead standing out a little. This four song demo is enough for most people who have heard it to walk away from the band, with the simplistic chugging riffs and the rubbish drum patterns that lack an ounce of complexity. Couple this in with one of the worst high screamers in the genre and the package is complete.
The songs themselves vary from bad (Bludgeoned To Death) to terrible (Stand Strong, a song title that would usually be associated with another *** band such as Black Veil Brides). The breakdowns are as big a curse as they are on most death core albums, although made a thousand times worse by the regularity of themselves. Stand Strong starts out using thrash speeds but is plagued by the worst vocals on the release and Destruction Of A Statue is the worst song on the album highlighting mostly the appalling production on the release with everything being mixed terribly. This is a terrible release.
All in all, stay the *** away from this release. And Mitch shouldn't have been driving whilst drunk. He had been warned. And now Doctors won't be able to recognize his f*cking face.
R.I.P (Rot In Peace)