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|2.0 poor||SomeKindOfChampion | July 13th 08|
Like xbris stated its still the same rehashed stuff from their last release but who cares. Its not the most original or breathtaking music ive heard, but it gets me moving and thats all that really matters. See them live and you will change your opinion.
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|1.5 very poor||jaketheripper | June 30th 08|
I think that it's a little too generous to call this an album. It's really just another collection of breakdowns.
nothing original, nothing that excites me
if your a fan of brutality and nothing else then maybe you would like this, but i like things like dynamics, song structure, and variation so I think I'll pass...
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|1.5 very poor||Davey Boy STAFF | April 13th 14|
While their previous releases weren't great, deathcore act Emmure hit new lows on their 2nd LP 'The Respect Issue'. As usual, too many tracks bleed into each other, while the quintet's use of breakdowns has grown to epidemic proportions. Reducing the melodic aspect of their sound from what was already a low level is an error, while Frankie Palmeri's vocals lack the passion of their debut LP. Worst of all, Emmure drop to new lyrical lows on 'Tales From the Burg' & 'Sound Wave Superior'. 'Chicago's Finest' is good, but other than that, the best thing about 'The Respect Issue' is Kurt Angle being on the cover. Recommended Tracks: Chicago's Finest & Rough Justice.
|2.0 poor||DazSkunk | March 30th 14|
How many breakdowns can you shove down someone's throat in 28 minutes? While the track Dry Ice actually surprised me, this album is a big step down from their first album.
|1.5 very poor||oldsoul | May 9th 13|
This is exactly the point at which any potential Emmure had in the way of progression was
brought to a halt. While Goodbye to the Gallows had some redeemable qualities, The Respect
Issue saw the band descend to a new low.
Gone are the attempts at more melodic passages, replaced with endless chugs and breakdowns.
Each song is only vaguely distinctive from the last, as it seems each breakdown could easily
be cut and paste into a different song without losing whatever flow that is actually present.
Abrasive samples, such as the scratching in "I Only Mean Half of What I Don't Say," only
further serve agitate the listener, failing to achieve whatever effect they were intended to
All else aside, what brings this release down the most is the terrible lyrical quality.
Vocalist Frankie Palmeri is clearly angry about many things, but his method of execution
takes the most base form possible. Though his screams may be competent, verses like "All I
wanted was a memory, so you can savor the moment; thank you, you fucking whore," come out as
childish and in poor taste.
At this point in time, nothing else is expected from Emmure - but when it was released, The
Respect Issue was a mild letdown. Oh, what could have been.
|2.5 average||mICHICHICHI | November 26th 12|
Just breakdowns all over... nhom nhom nhom nhom nhom nhom nhom nhom nhom nhom
|1.0 awful||DinoX | January 15th 12|
quite possibly the worst album ever made
|3.5 great||SilverandBlack5 | January 4th 12|
This is the only album I will agree with critics on. I still like it, but I would say 90% of it is just the same, long, extended breakdown. Still very catchy though, and not as bad as some people try to make you think Emmure is. Frankie is not exactly the greatest guy in the world, but he is the reason people hate the band so much. Anyways, if you want breakdowns - here you go. This album is certainly for you.
|2.0 poor||Chobitz7 | August 10th 11|
Well...there are some good moments here, actually some really fucking good moments, and the vocals continue to satisfy, but...well...they upped the breakdown count waaaaaay to much, its kinda rediculous now, in fact one song on here, sound wave superior, doesnt even seem to do anything other than chug the same chord the entire time. But it isnt complete shit, its just...not good
|1.0 awful||Willem Hattingh | May 30th 11|
Breakdowns... Breakdowns... A bit of melody, and good riffs too... But more Breakdowns... Brodowns... The End.
|2.5 average||Silas Barkley | May 28th 11|
Emmure need to make more songs like Chicago's Finest.
|2.5 average||Chris Higgins | May 24th 11|
'The Respect Issue' is an angry album, just built on pure hatred. Yet, that's the only thing that's really good here. Standing out as my personal favorite Emmure record isn't really saying much here, but when you're in that fighting mood, this is the album for you.
|3.5 great||skadictskid7 | September 27th 10|
People are just haters Emmure really came out with a good oprFeaturing false love Chicagos finest snuff 2 and your more like a friend w/o the rrThis cd is deffinatly worth a listen
|1.0 awful||Loot | August 7th 10|
This might have received a 1.5 or even maybe a 2 if it weren't for the horrendous lyrics.
|2.0 poor||homework | March 23rd 10|
Only track worthy of a repeat would be "Chicago's Finest". It's one of the finest songs a band in this type of genre could ever produce.
|2.5 average||IWhisperedSilence | June 22nd 09|
The lyrics to False Love In Real Life make me lol. Average album, didn't think it was that bad. Good review though.
|4.0 excellent||zombieAltah | February 7th 09|
Actually I liked this album. Quite sad, that I seem to be one of the few who can say this
|2.0 poor||JES | February 5th 09|
Nothing new, pretty pathetic really. I liked goodbye to the gallows, but even that was an orgy of cliche.
|2.5 average||tyler85 | January 19th 09|
not as good as the first mostly cause the lyrics are a joke in some of the songs
|2.0 poor||David Witten | August 20th 08|
A step down from the brutality and moderately unique songwriting. The 1-0-1 chord gets tiresome and is even more overused in this album than the previous. The songs are less memorable and the vocals are toned down and not nearly as powerful. It's good for deathcore, but not an album to sit down and listen to all the way through.
|2.5 average||asaf | July 17th 08|
smooth transition from last album. dont expect to enjoy if you didnt like GTTG. in the vain of BHBS 'spirals' 86 the tech metal
|2.5 average||BurnTheEnd | July 17th 08|
I'm so over it. I'm fucin over it. hahaha.
They still know how to get people movin.
|3.0 good||LoveTheEndless | July 2nd 08|
Little guilty pleasure of mine. They have a knack for keeping everything heavy yet extremely catchy. Strong vocalist too, one of the best at what he does. Although he and the rest of the band obviously love them some Zao. Nothing wrong with that though.
|4.0 excellent||robert paulson | May 23rd 08|
so its more of the same old same old but still, i can't help but fukin love it. singer still hates women with a passion though, i thought his girlfriend broke up with him like 2 cds back, insights? haha
"What Did You Expect?
You Think I Really Care?
Your Just Another Notch On This Belt I Wear"
|1.5 very poor||iluvbvb | April 7th 14|
|1.5 very poor||enjoimx | March 26th 14|
|1.5 very poor||akimbo | March 12th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Betray | March 11th 14|
|1.5 very poor||lloyd | February 12th 14|
|3.5 great||Sebe | February 2nd 14|
|1.0 awful||gas83 | February 2nd 14|
|2.5 average||Tyler G | January 10th 14|
|1.5 very poor||wil94 | November 2nd 13|
|2.5 average||hudso | November 1st 13|
|3.5 great||Kurazz | August 18th 13|
|1.0 awful||Gnome7 | August 10th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Adam365 | August 8th 13|
|2.0 poor||SMUD | July 18th 13|
|1.0 awful||Mazaku | April 12th 13|
|3.0 good||groov | April 9th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Skoj | February 20th 13|
|1.5 very poor||DylanD | December 15th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Jarxmas | November 28th 12|
|1.0 awful||xevman | November 20th 12|
|2.5 average||ZGP1992 | November 10th 12|
|1.0 awful||Zappo | September 3rd 12|
|1.0 awful||Aaron | August 6th 12|
|1.0 awful||WSH | July 3rd 12|
|1.5 very poor||Spluger | June 18th 12|
|1.0 awful||Flut | June 8th 12|
|1.5 very poor||VinVal | May 24th 12|
|1.0 awful||AdamK | May 16th 12|
|2.5 average|| ^_^ | May 4th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Joey | April 25th 12|
|1.5 very poor||G.M.B. | March 25th 12|
|1.5 very poor||DotEight | February 21st 12|
|1.5 very poor||MTTS | February 5th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Vyndax | January 30th 12|
|2.5 average||fox | January 9th 12|
|2.0 poor||nintnt | December 20th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Stefa | November 14th 11|
|1.5 very poor||RodTFD | October 28th 11|
|1.0 awful||HiLion | October 21st 11|
|1.0 awful||Shu | September 20th 11|
|1.5 very poor||endtell | August 20th 11|
|1.5 very poor||7kthulu | August 16th 11|
|2.0 poor||vox001 | August 13th 11|
|1.0 awful||Pharoh | July 27th 11|
|1.0 awful||TGI11 | May 3rd 11|
|3.5 great||YUJOS | April 11th 11|
|2.5 average||Jips | April 10th 11|
|2.5 average||Arked | April 5th 11|
|1.0 awful||tkxxx7 | March 12th 11|
|1.5 very poor||mfp | February 28th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Clash | February 19th 11|
|2.5 average||Remer17 | February 18th 11|
|3.0 good||Ziz | February 15th 11|
|1.5 very poor||TheStig | February 10th 11|
|2.5 average||Repta | February 2nd 11|
|3.0 good||Jaysen | February 1st 11|
|2.5 average||Airun | December 16th 10|
|3.5 great||Minou | December 9th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Mauler | December 3rd 10|
|2.5 average||ilbron | October 26th 10|
|1.5 very poor||IN64 | October 21st 10|
|2.5 average||JaiWrap | October 20th 10|
|4.5 superb||Dalaul | October 5th 10|
|2.5 average||Eyaaah | September 15th 10|
|5.0 classic||bloodah | September 10th 10|
|2.5 average||royce89 | August 11th 10|
|1.0 awful||CutMan | July 16th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Kyle | July 12th 10|
|1.5 very poor||KotoFtw | June 18th 10|
|2.0 poor||RAGE12 | April 16th 10|
|2.0 poor||Kanyon | April 10th 10|
|1.0 awful||Caged | April 6th 10|
|1.0 awful||xDANKx | March 30th 10|
|3.5 great||Mark | March 16th 10|
|3.0 good||Nerf | January 30th 10|
|2.5 average||ThePove | December 27th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Kronzo | December 26th 09|
|2.5 average||kaleb | November 26th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Groink | October 30th 09|
|2.5 average||GodFree | September 29th 09|
|2.5 average||Robewho | September 10th 09|
|3.5 great||James | June 19th 09|
|1.0 awful||Jamdbz | June 19th 09|
|2.0 poor||Jim18 | June 4th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Seraph | June 1st 09|
|1.5 very poor||GBJ | May 29th 09|
|1.0 awful||flaffy | April 30th 09|
|4.0 excellent||nickcm | April 15th 09|
|4.0 excellent||A06818 | March 25th 09|
|1.0 awful||Rx512 | November 9th 08|
|2.0 poor||yty | November 8th 08|
|3.0 good||Bill | November 7th 08|
|1.5 very poor||AJ | October 25th 08|
|1.0 awful||BadgerX | September 16th 08|
|3.0 good||natey | July 11th 08|
|1.0 awful||Isak | July 7th 08|
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