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|0.0 ||Sam Feldman's Rating | February 15th 11|
you can always count on Emmure to improve your objectivity rating
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|1.0 awful||sonictheplumber STAFF | February 15th 11|
all of you calling this an improvement must be retarded. this is a step-up in the way that eating a turd is a step-up from eating decomposing flesh. don't give this shit any sympathy, it sucks and you know it as well as I do. this is probably the worst album so far, cause it doesn't even have a song as funny as sunday bacon, which was the funniest song I've heard since weird al's "eat it".
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|2.5 average||Dominic | February 13th 11|
reminded me of Goodbye To The Gallowsrand thats really all i wanted from these guys. good job
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|1.5 very poor||saucy | February 11th 11|
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|3.5 great||promiseswept | February 11th 11|
HUGE step up from The Respect Issue and a small improvement from Felony (I liked that CD). The dubstep elements are awesome, and the band seems to actually be finding a signature sound that is almost nu-metal influenced (in a good way surprisingly). I hate Joey Sturgis, but this is probably his best sounding work. "4 Poisons 3 Words" and "Last Words To Rose" are a few of the stand out tracks.
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|4.5 superb||Seraph | February 11th 11|
Surprisingly interesting output by a band that reached it's bottom with their latest record 'Felony'. On the one hand 'Speaker Of The Dead' is an incredibly brutal and heavy ride with some outstanding tracks like 4 Poisons 3 Words, Lights Bring Salvation and their two singles. And on the other hand it features weak, replaceable material like Area 64-66 or My Name Is Thanos and shows a kind of undeniable redundancy in breakdowns and overall musicianship after examining the whole length and consistency of the record in detail. In terms of production, it's easily Sturgis' best work ever. The bass lines are perfectly audible, dubstep elements, electronic parts and samples fit nicely and the general groove knows how to be hypnotizing and tight at once. All in all not really an excellent record, but a great one for Palmeri & Sons. Their third best, placing shortly after 'The Respect Issue'. 3.8
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|1.5 very poor||EasterInTheBatcave | December 5th 15|
A small step in the right direction for Emmure. This is still an abysmal album, but it's not as laughably horrendous as Felony.
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|1.5 very poor||Bloodrust22 | February 19th 11|
Ah, yes. Emmure, virtually hated in the metal community for their repetitive un-original bland metalcore, this their fourth full length carrys on with the bland/repetitive style.
Okay, I'm never been a Emmure fan at all- I'm a fan of metalcore but Emmure were just to bland.
Onto the album!
So Emmure have you still carried on with your terrible vocal garbage with added rap elements, boring simple drumming, chugging, chugging breakdowns & don't forgot some of the worst lyrics I have read?
Yes, you ***ing have!
With 16 tracks that pretty much sound the same I'm now struggling to carry on listening to this ***ing garbage, I would be rather force fed to listen to Katy Perry, maybe I'm over-reacting but how can these guys have any fans left?
The first song i heard on this was "Demons With Ryu" on ITunes- maybe they might have gone into the studio and thought "Let's try to make something creative and slightly more original" yeah, that didn't happen
Then I saw the video for "Solar Flare Homicide" oh wow, how unexpected- it sounds the same as any other song this joke of band continue to make. I could go through each track and say why they're rubbish or why they're half-decent but I can't arsed...The truth is I really really struggled to find something slightly good about the album.
I'll give my verdict on the instrumention/lyrics-
Vocals- shifts between growling/screaming/spoken word style rap elements. Terrible, vocals garbage. Get a new job, Frankie Palmeri.
Guitars- Chugging, chugging, gies what?! more ***ing chugging. as I've said, bland/repetitive/sounds very familiar to every other song Emmure have done.
Drumming- The only really good thing I have to say is the drumming, better but even the drumming becomes repetitive- obviously not a talented drummer trying he's hardest to sound professional.
Lyrics- My words can't describe how much they suck...No refrences to the song titles at all, make no sense, blatant that they wrote 'em in around five minutes.
So, if you're familiar with Emmure and want to see how this album sounds like, easy just go through their back catolouge.
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|5.0 classic||sonic3 | February 15th 11|
somebody's gotta do it.
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|2.5 average||Chris Higgins | February 11th 11|
For quite a while there, Emmure had me convinced that they've moved on from 'Felony' and are certainly out to do bigger things. This was until my second play of 'Speaker of the Dead' where I realized that all the tracks on the album are exactly the same, containing everything we come to expect from an Emmure album. Most of the songs are filled with breakdowns that sound almost exactly alike and never diverge away from that simple song structure. It would be a pretty different story if each breakdown stood out and actually offered up something, but they remain simple and could only really be used for a live show. Frankie's vocals show no improvement at all, as he continues to bounce between the rap style talking and scratchy high screams we really never get offered anything too different. I really don't have a reason for why I looked forward to this album, but it's a perfect solution for angrier moments in my life. Don't search for anything beyond what you know about Emmure, because you won't find it here.
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|2.5 average||iwubmoosik | February 11th 11|
Whilst being a pretty large improvement, especially by adding dubstep/electronic moments in their music, lyrics about sucking dick are still as uninspired as ever. This is a step in the right direction for them though.
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|3.0 good||Gabriel Vallière | November 27th 16|
Last Words To Rose, Demons With Ryu, Solar Flare Homicide, Children Of Cybertron, Dogs Get Put Down, 4 Poisons 3 Words, A Voice From Bellow
|2.0 poor||cloakanddagger | May 31st 14|
This is better than felony, a couple of songs on here are okay-ish. But it once again showcases a band that refuses to change from doing the same boring music over and over again.
|2.5 average||Oranges. CONTRIBUTOR | May 28th 14|
It's still boring, generic deathcore, but it's leagues better than Felony or The Respect Issue.
|0.0 ||Sobhi Youssef EMERITUS | April 17th 14|
i'm wondering if they actually read the prolific sci-fi novel Speaker For The Dead ("sequel" to ender's game). I doubt it.
|0.0 ||MentalMasturbation | June 29th 12|
What is probably the best Emmure album released to date finds itself awkwardly sandwiched between two horrible ones.
|0.0 ||Tim Bartolini | March 29th 12|
It's interesting, so to speak. It's not unique at all, but it's interesting. This might be good for those times you feel angry enough to throw really heavy and expensive objects at the wall, but nothing else really. Expect redundant chuggery.
|1.0 awful||Mark James Irwin | September 14th 11|
No originality, no effort, no redeeming qualities. People give St. Anger shit, but at least it wasn't the same fucking album as the last two or three Metallica did. I hereby nominate Emmure as the Worst Band in the World, and give Speaker of the Dead the worst album of 2011, if not all time. Fuck these guys.
|1.5 very poor||Chobitz7 | August 10th 11|
Wow, aside from taking out some of the interesting vocal choices of felony, and having a higher production value, not much has changed from felony.rI found the album boring two songs in and ended up deleting all but six tracks to extract good. So with the obvious THEY CHUG TO MUCH being known to us all by now, the good is, there are a select few songs on the album that if it was just them, I would most likely give it an average, because there are moments on here were I just...feel the fucking power...but as an overall album, they are muddled down under the cursed chug chug guitar work and simplistic lyrics. It should be noted, there are songs that are about 4 minutes that have about two sentences of lyrics. A friend of mine deemed it "Haiku metal"
|2.0 poor||Jones | July 26th 11|
This is an improvement on their other work. They surprisingly pulled off the electronic elements well, and Demons With Ryu, Children Of Cybertron (For an intro track, it's alright) and Solar Flare Homicide are decent.rOtherwise, everything about this album is horrible. Too many breakdowns, awful lyrics, awful songwriting and below average musicianship.
|5.0 classic||guitarplaya135 | May 30th 11|
This CD is the best CD in the world blaaaaaaaaaaaaa
|1.0 awful||shoegaze as a genre is trash | May 20th 11|
Amidst the plethora of breakdowns there are terrible lyrics. You'd be better off listening to something else.
|2.0 poor||05McDonaldT | March 16th 11|
As much as were all probably a bit hard on Emmure on here, the idea that this is an improvement on their previous albums doesn't make much sense in my mind. Like Felony this albums lacks any substance and is the same incoherent mess of breakdowns and one note riffs that seem to characterise Emmure's sound. The lyrics are no better and simply add to the stupidity of the whole thing. Unfortunately Emmure show no signs of changing any time soon
|2.0 poor||Vagina Coast Guard | February 25th 11|
Can't make it through this album to save my life. But at least "Solar Flare Homicide" is the best song I have ever heard from them.
|3.0 good||hipnotoad | February 13th 11|
Can't believe I just gave an Emmure album a 3, what is this world coming to? Still not very good, but this album is catch as hell =/.
|0.0 ||Bloodhail | February 12th 11|
This is actually pretty decent. Lyrics are still really bad, but I like the dubstep stuff they added. Band has a long way to go before they actually deserve anything better than a 2.5 though.
|3.5 great||TheOceanInside | February 11th 11|
satisfied the emmure fan in me, if you're one as well then look no further for your fix. rMUCH better then all previous efforts with the exception being Goodbye To The Gallows of course.
|2.5 average||tellah | December 1st 16|
|2.5 average||gr8r8m8 | September 20th 16|
|1.5 very poor||Kris. | September 11th 16|
|2.5 average||acmolan | September 6th 16|
|3.0 good||Illume | August 8th 16|
|1.0 awful||Jake B | August 8th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Chad15 | July 8th 16|
|2.5 average||Zibang | June 1st 16|
|2.0 poor||sach | May 30th 16|
|1.0 awful||Arron | April 23rd 16|
|1.0 awful||Smeg | November 17th 15|
|1.5 very poor||IchigoK | November 8th 15|
|4.5 superb||PanAle | October 27th 15|
|3.0 good||RYANGP | October 6th 15|
|1.5 very poor||mEyck97 | September 28th 15|
|3.0 good||mfox89 | September 25th 15|
|1.0 awful||Elixen | March 25th 15|
|1.0 awful||ckssr1 | February 1st 15|
|1.5 very poor||Dizchu | October 23rd 14|
|1.5 very poor||Conor | September 3rd 14|
|2.0 poor||Mercy | September 3rd 14|
|2.0 poor||Ayil | July 23rd 14|
|4.0 excellent||wwba | July 13th 14|
|3.5 great||NVCTOR | June 20th 14|
|3.5 great||Roman | April 23rd 14|
|1.5 very poor||gardncl | April 20th 14|
|3.0 good||Fujay | April 20th 14|
|1.5 very poor||CutMan | April 15th 14|
|1.5 very poor||enjoimx | March 26th 14|
|2.5 average||Sebe | February 2nd 14|
|1.0 awful||gas83 | February 2nd 14|
|2.0 poor||Qorx | January 16th 14|
|2.5 average||Tyler G | January 10th 14|
|2.5 average||Ramoy95 | December 31st 13|
|1.0 awful||Michael | December 18th 13|
|2.0 poor||wil94 | November 2nd 13|
|2.5 average||ellagos | October 23rd 13|
|1.5 very poor||adr | October 19th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Cole673 | September 26th 13|
|2.5 average||Nash J. CONTRIBUTOR | September 14th 13|
|2.5 average||Kurazz | August 18th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Gnome7 | August 10th 13|
|3.0 good||SMUD | July 18th 13|
|4.0 excellent||groov | April 9th 13|
|2.5 average||bry11 | April 6th 13|
|2.0 poor||Skoj | February 20th 13|
|1.5 very poor||kakuei | January 20th 13|
|2.5 average||Jarxmas | November 28th 12|
|1.5 very poor||JAXETA | November 10th 12|
|3.0 good||nateyo | September 9th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Shambala | September 7th 12|
|1.0 awful||Zappo | September 3rd 12|
|2.0 poor||Kyle | September 3rd 12|
|5.0 classic||John | July 30th 12|
|2.5 average||WSH | July 3rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||DerSic | May 21st 12|
|1.5 very poor||AdamK | May 16th 12|
|2.0 poor|| ^_^ | May 4th 12|
|4.5 superb||Joey | April 25th 12|
|2.0 poor||G.M.B. | April 13th 12|
|1.5 very poor||demjunz | April 7th 12|
|2.5 average||Jacked | March 29th 12|
|2.5 average||ilbron | March 15th 12|
|1.5 very poor||KSK1 | March 12th 12|
|1.0 awful||adhoc | March 10th 12|
|2.5 average||chayka | February 8th 12|
|1.0 awful||MTTS | February 5th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Warpt | February 5th 12|
|2.0 poor||Vyndax | January 30th 12|
|3.0 good||Bill | January 9th 12|
|2.5 average||fox | January 9th 12|
|3.0 good||MrHigh | January 5th 12|
|1.0 awful||Dan | January 5th 12|
|1.5 very poor||nintnt | December 20th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Shiduba | December 1st 11|
|2.0 poor||Stefa | November 14th 11|
|1.0 awful||RodTFD | October 28th 11|
|2.0 poor||xevman | October 27th 11|
|2.5 average||pbass0 | October 24th 11|
|3.5 great||HiLion | October 21st 11|
|2.0 poor||Beecher | September 25th 11|
|4.0 excellent||John K | September 10th 11|
|2.0 poor||ANJ45 | August 29th 11|
|1.5 very poor||endtell | August 20th 11|
|3.5 great||vox001 | August 13th 11|
|1.0 awful||nick77 | August 9th 11|
|2.5 average||asaf | July 13th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Cliff | June 28th 11|
|2.5 average||Voivod STAFF | May 27th 11|
|2.5 average||Zetik | May 15th 11|
|3.5 great||Jim18 | May 8th 11|
|1.0 awful||TGI11 | May 3rd 11|
|1.5 very poor||Jen | May 3rd 11|
|2.0 poor||Jips | April 20th 11|
|3.5 great||YUJOS | April 11th 11|
|3.5 great||jose01 | April 11th 11|
|3.5 great||Ghor47 | April 10th 11|
|1.5 very poor||kroglor | March 21st 11|
|4.0 excellent||Naenia | March 14th 11|
|1.5 very poor||tkxxx7 | March 12th 11|
|4.0 excellent||32left | March 4th 11|
|1.0 awful||lucho | March 1st 11|
|1.5 very poor||mfp | February 28th 11|
|3.5 great||Petey | February 24th 11|
|3.0 good||Ziz | February 23rd 11|
|2.0 poor||mahi | February 21st 11|
|4.0 excellent||BMW1216 | February 19th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Tanner | February 19th 11|
|2.0 poor||Clash | February 19th 11|
|4.5 superb||Grog50 | February 18th 11|
|4.0 excellent||jakob517 | February 18th 11|
|2.0 poor||alsid | February 17th 11|
|2.5 average||Kronzo | February 16th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Curse. | February 16th 11|
|3.5 great||eden | February 15th 11|
|3.5 great||GhostK | February 15th 11|
|3.5 great||roflrad | February 14th 11|
|2.0 poor||mcchub | February 14th 11|
|2.0 poor||Scoot | February 14th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Wakalord | February 13th 11|
|3.0 good||Eyaaah | February 13th 11|
|3.5 great||Minou | February 12th 11|
|2.0 poor||Lambda | February 12th 11|
|2.0 poor||Pim K | February 11th 11|
|2.5 average||Nerf | February 11th 11|
|4.0 excellent||ttufan09 | February 11th 11|
|1.5 very poor||thejared | February 11th 11|
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