Review Summary: After a re-listening of Suicide Silence's debut, I have now had a good change of heart.
OK, so as of recently, I have had a change of heart about this album. What was once a two star rating in my last review, has now changed to a three. I have come to realize that this album, and the band, for that matter, isn't all that bad.
And I promise you, this is a permanent rating.
Here's the thing that I've come to love about "The Cleansing", like I used to love about it. It's brutality! This is basically the biggest reason why I'm giving this album a new rating of three stars. I seriously overlooked that the last time I listened to this! And because of how heavy this album is, I no longer care about it's repetitive nature.
There are a few things I still stand by, however. For instance, I still don't care much for the tin-can-like sound of the drums. Also, In my previous unedited review, I criticized Mitch Lucker's vocals as lousy. That I no longer believe, but I still believe his vocal performance still sounds a little forced to me.
So in all honesty, I'm glad I decided to give this album another listen, because "The Cleansing" isn't a totally bad album like I last thought it to be. I'm proud to re-award this album three stars.