Saturday Slaylist 29/10/2016: Suicide Silence

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Suicide Silence circa 2016

With plenty of talk surrounding the band’s upcoming record- especially as they’ve just completed the “Straight Outta Hell” Tour with Whitechapel, Despised Icon, Carnifex and Oceano- deathcore fans are eager to hear how the band is progressing with vocalist Eddie Hermida. Recent interviews with guitarist Mark Heylmun have indicated that the band will be switching up their approach and are open to “try everything”, which can only ever be an interesting thing. So in anticipation for that impending release there’s no better way to get acquainted with the band by delving into their four existing albums- all of which are such a good standard that I can’t recommend any specific album. Continue reading

5 Things I Would Like To See On The New Emmure Album & 1 Thing I Don’t

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Emmure circa 2016

If you have any sort of interest in metal, or more specifically deathcore/metalcore, you’ll be familiar with Emmure. Loved and reviled in equal measure, they’ve become whipping boys for modern metal and rather unfairly the butt of many a joke, in spite of the fact that their music can often be fairly enjoyable. With that in mind you’ll undoubtedly have heard about everyone in the band, sans vocalist Frankie Palmeri, leaving spontaneously and being replaced by most of Glass Cloud. Which brings us to the latest news: the release of a new single called “Torch”. Presumably this song will be featured on an as yet unannounced album, but I still have certain expectations and hopes for that album when it arrives. Continue reading

Review: “The Depression Sessions” by Thy Art Is Murder/ The Acacia Strain/ Fit For An Autopsy

thy-art-is-murder-the-depression-sessionsBefore you even listen to The Depression Sessions, you know that its going to be an interesting experience regardless. For a start, you know that getting three of the biggest names in the deathcore scene (Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy) on one release is already going to be special. Then there’s the fact that each band will be playing one original track and also a cover from established acts such as Rammstein, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails. And once you’ve just managed to wrap your head around those revelations, there’s also the significance that this will be the last release to feature CJ McMahon fronting Aussie deathcore brutes Thy Art Is Murder. What more could you want? Continue reading