Vocalist Frankie Palmeri sends a clear and direct pissed off message to all the haters and fakes. A tribute to those that aren’t worth your time. This is one of the most aggressive albums I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. His screams and growls are top-notch and he adds some nice flow into the songs too showing that he hasn’t forgotten where he comes from. You have to stay true to your roots or you will lose the core foundation of who you are. Mikael Mulholland and Jesse Ketive(Guitars) provide a low tuned heavy audio experience while creating some disturbing yet epic tones from their guitar that reminded me of the work of 90’s metal band Coal Chamber.
“Nemesis” the albums second track is aggressive with a deep groovy bounce. The vocals have a good crescendo of intensity leading up to a climax of brutality. This track is sure to have listeners pumped up, banging their head ready to dominate their enemies.
“A Gift a Curse” mixes up the guitar styling, keeping the riffs simple and the chord progression was pleasing to my ears. The break downs in the song got my heart racing and wanting to throwdown and kick some ass.
“We Were Just Kids” is a nice change of pace from the rest of the album with a mellow pace but not losing the core of what Emmure is. This track leads to audience out on a slightly less pissed off feeling and will leave fans wanting to go through the listening experience of the album all over again.
Overall this album is a great find but I found the album to be missing some elements I look for in a flawless album. After listening through it several times I felt myself needing a break from the anger and aggression the album is geared towards. Luckily the final track provides relief from this message. This is a great metal album and is sure to place well on the metal charts and will cause massive mosh pits and one hell of a live show. The guys of Emmure really have a great formula for always making great records. I give this record an insane 7.5 out of 10 horns. Job well done \m/
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