Suicide Silence
You Can't Stop Me


2.0
poor

Review

by Mall USER (42 Reviews)
July 12th, 2014 | 24 replies


Release Date: 07/14/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I once thought that I had found the path, for so long I believed in all your bullshit

Although long since tragically separated from their original vocalist Mitch Lucker following the motorcycle accident that claimed his life, Suicide Silence’s comeback with ex-All Shall Perish vocalist Eddie Hermida at the helm was highly anticipated, mostly because the hope that the new material would erase the memory of the band’s latest and worst effort The Black Crown remained.

On their self-titled EP and The Cleansing, the band’s material was heavy and fast, albeit technically lacking. No Time to Bleed, their sophomore effort, donned a groovier mantle in songs like Disengage, and proved the band could competently play guitar solos as well as, you know, something that wasn’t a breakdown. And honestly despite being lyrically appalling, vocally weak and instrumentally unimpressive, The Black Crown packed more diversity into their music than ever before. But here, we get the same beefy riffs, the same run of the mill drumming and honestly, the same vocals that appeared on the first two records.

Hernida is by no means a poor vocalist, and his lows easily exceed the quality of anything Lucker came up with, with thunderous growls that blend pretty well into the contorted, angular riff work. The title track is probably his finest moment, recalling The Black Crown’s *** Everything with its anthemic chorus. That being said, the lyrics on this particular track are notably worse than any of the other material here, largely because Lucker wrote them prior to his death. It’s obviously nice of them to honour his legacy, but there’s no denying that the songs that proudly wear Lucker’s influence are the ones that fall flat in this department.

But Hernida hasn’t had that much of an impact on the band either. Most of the time it’s easy to mistake his ear penetrating shrieks for something Lucker himself would perform, and on single Cease To Exist the stuff being screamed is just as eye-rollingly bad. It’s strange how the deathcore titans almost seem to devolve once they reach their peak success (the same thing happened to Whitechapel and Carnifex), and with the sort of riff style rarely deviating from the standard chugging of No Time To Bleed, it’s clear that the band are equally as unwilling to stray from their traditional generic style as they are to embrace more adventurous songwriting.

The production really lets everything down, and as with other records Steve Evetts have produced the guitars and vocals refuse to let the rhythmic section take centre stage at any point. The drumming and bass are so unremarkable when they do appear that the band might as well have just assembled a band full of guitarists, because the sole purpose of this record is to create thick, layered guitars for Hernida to unleash his rage over. It is weird to hear Eddie performing in a band of such poor instrumental calibre, but at least it highlights his entirely solid performance properly.

Anyone even considering praising the band for their technical playing probably needs to play closer attention. They might dupe some listeners with their longer intros, occasional slower, ‘atmospheric’ parts and the two guest vocal appearances, but let’s face it; the band are offering nothing new here, and delivering music too offensively simple for a band that have dominated the heavy music scene for such a long time.



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Jacquibim CONTRIBUTOR (2)
"Suicide Silence remain in stylistic limbo"...

Chris Maitland (3)
Thanks to new vocalist Eddie Hermida, Suicide Silence's comeback record is a mild success....

Pug Gracie (3)
Suicide Silence is able to overshadow the never ending cyber-vigil to Mitch Lucker and let us apprec...

Philmore Allen Taylor (2)
Sometimes a band needs to stop saying "You can't stop me" and start saying "It's timme to part ways"...


Comments:Add a Comment 
Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


17533 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I might review this but idk

Digging: Carly Rae Jepsen - E MO TION

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


17533 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Probably the same as you, album feels like a wasted opportunity.

TheMoreira
July 12th 2014


7189 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Last sentence on this is pretty strong, i recon. Still didn't listen to this but will do anytime soon. Good review Chris, pos'd.

TheMoreira
July 12th 2014


7189 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah that seems right enough! haha

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


5769 Comments


tresm's probably gonna neg so i'll pos

Digging: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls

Motiv3
July 12th 2014


8958 Comments


Is this streaming anywhere? Kinda curious what this will sound like with the new vocalist.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


17533 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

It's on YouTube in full, Eddie's vox are fucking awesome as expected, band not so much.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


17533 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Don't worry bro I pos'd fuck the police

BigPleb
July 12th 2014


42225 Comments


^^^^^^^^ < 333

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


17533 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Is that a triple decker ice cream omg

CalculatingInfinity
July 12th 2014


3205 Comments


I'm enjoying this more then I should, mainly because Eddie rules.

BigPleb
July 12th 2014


42225 Comments


Made especially for you :DD

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


5769 Comments


tresm strikes ahhaha

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


17533 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Is it cocaine flavoured?

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


5769 Comments


I really hate this band hot damn

BigPleb
July 12th 2014


42225 Comments


Cocaine & Raspberry :DD

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014


17533 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

brb gettin blasted

tempest--
July 12th 2014


16404 Comments


damn thought this was a tesseract album because of the cover

tempest--
July 12th 2014


16404 Comments


waiting for an ins 1.5 review (or on the off chance, a 4.5 review) filled with run on sentences beginning with "and"

TheMoreira
July 12th 2014


7189 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol



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