Emmure
Eternal Enemies


1.5
very poor

Review

by Jeremy Wolfers USER (63 Reviews)
April 14th, 2014 | 17 replies | 1,156 views


Release Date: 04/15/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Sometimes to appreciate the truly good, one has to look to the truly bad to compare it to. This epitomizes the latter.

12 of 12 thought this review was well written

Emmure are amazing in their own little way. Somehow the band have thrived off of being mediocre to awful their whole career and still they haven't made any significant changes to their (REALLY BASIC) musical formula. Revolving around the stereotypes of the deathcore genre, only with additional contrived electronic elements thrown in for good measure, Eternal Enemies is exactly what you'd expect from an Emmure release, and as a result is best left to fester, probably in a landfill heap somewhere.

As always, the most notable area of the music is the vocal delivery of Frankie Palmeri. His fairly average deathcore style of vocals facilitate the spewing of the band's awful lyrics; nothing here really lives up to the astonishingly amazing "Diagonal ass niggah" outside of Free Publicity, but there's no change regarding the usual glut of random swearing that always seems to lack any impact. Forming the backdrop for this are the usual chugging, bottom string riffs and breakdowns from the guitars and bass, which are admittedly better here than on some of the band's prior releases; A Gift, A Curse opens with a fairly decent riff with some actual harmony, albeit only to wall it off with, yup, a pointless breakdown, whilst its chorus and some of its breaks offer some riffing variety besides the usual. Otherwise there aren't too many surprises here, and whilst the drum performances are competent and reasonably effective in their delivery, there's really nothing offered here to sustain any interest beyond the sheer hilarity of some of the lyrics and vocal lines.

Emmure's consistent issue with repetitiveness is no less prominent on this release than prior. Whilst some tracks like the aforementioned A Gift, A Curse and Grave Markings provide moments of distinction between the usual monotonous breakdowns present in all of the songs, everything blends into a singular mass of the bottom string of the guitars. The occasional industrial elements that seep into tracks like N.I.A. (News In Arizona) and Free Publicity are welcome but ultimately don't serve to break up the accompanying vocal delivery, which is especially hilarious during the latter. As such the album becomes very tiring, very quickly, and given the 45 minute run-time, most of this album is effectively redundant.

It's no real surprise that this album is pointless, but it's distressing that outside of the laughs the first few minutes of this warrants, there is basically nothing different to hear at all. As most would expect, this is to be avoided.



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user ratings (201)
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other reviews of this album
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  • Jared Floryan (1.5)
    If we're keeping it real, then Frankie and his bros at Emmure must be keeping it fake....

    John Anderton (2)
    Predictably disappointing....

    VaxXi (1)
    Hell exists my friends, and this is what it sounds like...

    Davey Boy STAFF (1.5)
    “Get up” & “bounce”, because “the realest motherf*ckers in the game” are back ...

  • Nocturnal (2)
    Diagonal ass niggas and time vampires watch the fuck out....


Comments:Add a Comment 
Gyromania
April 14th 2014



15202 Comments


great summary

emester
April 14th 2014



2068 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Pos'd because its not nocturnal who wrote this

Digging: Razor - Violent Restitution

Madbutcher3
April 14th 2014



1083 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

time to throw away my record of pos's

VaxXi
April 14th 2014



138 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Damn, another review for this out? Now if I upload mine ill just look like im piggy backing ;_;

DatBeefPudding
April 14th 2014



1244 Comments


This is a well-written review, and honestly i'm surprised you graced this piece of shit with as much thought and attention as you did...

pos'd for the obvious hardship of having to listen to this from start to finish (presumably) not to mention the aforementioned fact that this is well written, lol.

on a side note, does anyone know what is with this band and violence? it's like their gospel or someshit. in every song there's talk of fucking shit up, killing, etc. clips of women crying and shit. i really don't get it.

emester
April 14th 2014



2068 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

@DatBeef

They probably do it since they lack the mental capacity to write any meaningful music. Could also be to get publicity and word of mouth, although i doubt any sane human being would spread the news about this scumbags in a positive light.

DatBeefPudding
April 14th 2014



1244 Comments


you'd be surprised how many are into this band. the sheer amount of likes on the album stream alone surprises even me.

Funeralopolis
April 14th 2014



11035 Comments


This band is surprisingly really popular yea

Digging: Deftones - White Pony

emester
April 14th 2014



2068 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

My ex gf loved these guys for some reason. :/

Nocturnal
April 14th 2014



1329 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"My ex gf loved these guys for some reason. :/"

I WANNA WATCH YOU SUCK HIS DICK - emester talking to his ex while she's with me

Good review. Infinitely better then mine, I wrote mine just for venting purposes lol.

TheMoreira
April 14th 2014



6970 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Good review, pos'd

Digging: Vinterbris - Solace

Madbutcher3
April 15th 2014



1083 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

emester careful your ex may be a wigger in disguise

Madbutcher3
April 15th 2014



1083 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

The really sad thing is that there are bits on A Gift, A Curse which I actually vaguely enjoyed. Bits. Few and far between bits.

thelastsignal
April 16th 2014



1083 Comments


Nice review, pos. I think you gave this as fair of a chance as Emmure deserves at this point.

Digging: Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

Salvidian
April 16th 2014



721 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"Damn, another review for this out? Now if I upload mine ill just look like im piggy backing ;_;"

To be honest you could probably alter some wording here and there and use it for another Emmure album.

thelastsignal
April 16th 2014



1083 Comments


^more than likely, yeah.

DatBeefPudding
April 16th 2014



1244 Comments


"To be honest you could probably alter some wording here and there and use it for another Emmure album."

lol'd. just change the track names and it'd be perfect. evey single one of their albums has a few interesting tracks and then the rest are just absolute shit.





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