Emmure
Eternal Enemies


1.0
awful

Review

by VaxXi USER (15 Reviews)
April 15th, 2014 | 24 replies | 1,648 views


Release Date: 04/15/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Hell exists my friends, and this is what it sounds like

7 of 7 thought this review was well written

If there’s one band that will forever remain in my heart, it’s Emmure. Not because they’ve captured it like The Antlers, with soul crushing lyrics and amazing ambient atmosphere, or opened my eyes to music I would of never explored like Kanye West. No, Emmure captured my heart because they were the first band in all my years alive that gave me a literal headache listening to their album.

This is a special achievement in my opinion, one that many bands would never be able to pull off. I know people will say that “So and So gave me a headache,” but I doubt they ever meant it. Yet somehow, while listening to this album’s stream, I had a real headache about for songs in, and that, is something that will forever be a part of me.

Alright, stupid intros aside and to save you any more unnecessary reading. I’ll get straight to the point. Emmure is an awful band, I would even go as far as to say they’re one of the worst bands in the history of music. Bold claim? Yeah I know, but I think it’s a justified claim after you take a gander at any of the album’s tracks. Eternal Enemies is Metalcore at it’s worst, the album takes every single cliche and trope from the genres shelves and overstuffs it to the point that the album is beyond untolerable.

The album is an unfocused mess, every last trick the band has up it’s sleeve is shoved into each song so carelessly and uncomfortably it’s almost near impossible to understand what exactly is going on in each track without getting a headache. Every generic cliche will be shoved down your throat in the album, low tuned guitars, aggressive riffs, high pitched guitars, screaming, rapping, growling, it’s all there, and it would be far more effective if it wasn’t.

Every last bit of creativity is devoid from this album. After three tracks you will start to wonder if you’re still on the first song of the album, because every riff, every note, every drum beat, every lyric is all the same. The theme’s of the album center around something being dead or how cool Emmure is, that’s really all there is.

Rather the band isn't taking themselves seriously or are taking themselves way too seriously is a mystery to me. For one the first track of the album is literally “Bring A Gun To School” I don’t think I’ve seen anything that tasteless since Grindcore was a thing. Though sometimes, in the 45 minutes this album drags on. There are ideas and lyrics that for a few seconds before being washed away from all the gunk actually work. Of course, because they’re only there for a couple seconds before vanishing you will forget they were there in the first place and just end up hating the track all over again.

The lyrics too, if you can actually catch half of them in this hell of random strumming and screaming are an absolute joke. It could be argued they’re meant to be jokes, which begs the question on why they’re even there in the first place. There’s really nothing in the lyrics worth mentioning, as it only adds more to the headache you already have from listening to the album.

All-In-All, Eternal Enemies is an absolute nightmare. One that will leave you feeling dirty and confused before the album even reaches the twenty minute mark. Do yourself a major favor and stay as far away from this album as possible. It will save you the wasted time, trust me.

Now if you excuse me, I have an awful headache I need to get taken care of.



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user ratings (199)
Chart.
1.6
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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....

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

    Jeremy Wolfers (1.5)
    Sometimes to appreciate the truly good, one has to look to the truly bad to compare it to....

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


Comments:Add a Comment 
ASnideReturns
April 14th 2014



3299 Comments


Three Emmure reviews on the user review column in a row.

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2014



9687 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

I'm thinking of bringing another one into the ring

ASnideReturns
April 14th 2014



3299 Comments


Lol, Emmure's album is gonna have so many pages of reviews.

VaxXi
April 14th 2014



138 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

BANDWAGON BANDWAGON BANDWAGON!


I was holding this review off for tomorrow, but considering two users along with a staff member beat
me to the punch I might as well upload it now. Also damn, you guys are quick, 42 views and not even
two minutes have passed XD

The full album can be streamed, if you really hate yourself that much, on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmfScKO8Zqo

Rhyme
April 14th 2014



953 Comments


4 reviews of this album in total on the front page

maybe more later idk

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emester
April 14th 2014



2032 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Watch La Gargola lose its title of most discussed album to this trite by tomorrow morning

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climactic
April 14th 2014



18342 Comments


its a good thing this got all these negative reviews, i was definitely gonna check it out but now i wont.

ASnideReturns
April 14th 2014



3299 Comments


I have so many Emmure things in my Discussions tab now damn.

SnakeDelilah
April 14th 2014



5414 Comments


what the fuck how many fucking reviews have been posted for this in the past hour

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VaxXi
April 14th 2014



138 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Man I knew Victory Records had some pretty bad artists lined up, but I never imagined THIS was on the label. Hopefully one day Streetlight Manifesto and A Day To Remember will be able to get off the label so they stop dragging em down.

ASnideReturns
April 14th 2014



3299 Comments


Streetlight and ADTR are both off Victory already I think.

Rhyme
April 14th 2014



953 Comments


i never actually listened to a full emmure album cuz lmao its emmure but now i'll give em a chance just for fun

VaxXi
April 14th 2014



138 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Have fun, I wasn't joking when I said I got a headache from this album.

Rhyme
April 14th 2014



953 Comments


holy fucking shit

i'm having too much fun

VaxXi
April 14th 2014



138 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

@Snide

Techincally, despite theyre contracts saying there free to leave after four albums thats sadly not the case. Because the laywers at Victory got sneaky and looped holed it by NOT releasing their albums.

The Hands That Thieve and Common Courtesy have technically not released because Victory refuses to release them. THTT had to be leaked by the bands members online in order to get it into fans hands and Common Courtesy was leaked by the band, thus Victory is suing them for putting it on stores without their OK.

I hate Victory a lot.

Propose
April 14th 2014



808 Comments


good album

ASnideReturns
April 14th 2014



3299 Comments


Wow, Victory records are a bunch of scumbags.

jsaf7
April 14th 2014



155 Comments


I've only heard one song off of felony, and that was MORE than enough i needed to ever hear from this band.. but to be honest, does this band have ANYTHING that's worth listening to?

wacknizzle
April 14th 2014



12638 Comments


@jasf7: Goodbye To Gallows has a few good tunes

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2014



20641 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

yeah goodbye to the gallows is the closest this band ever came to being decent

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