Suicide Silence by Suicide Silence – Album Review

Track Listing

  1. Doris
  2. Silence
  3. Listen
  4. Dying in a Red Room
  5. Hold Me Up, Hold Me Down
  6. Run
  7. The Zero
  8. Conformity
  9. Don’t Be Careful You Might Hurt Yourself

 

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I have been a fan of Suicide Silence from the very beginning. Been to multiple live shows and own my fair share of merch. I can truly say that I was absolutely heart broken when Mitch passed away. He was one of the main reasons I started making my own music. So when Suicide Silence made the decision to pick up new lead singer Eddie from All Shall Parish and continue as a band I was very apprehensive. But I was absolutely willing to give them a chance. In 2014 Suicide Silence released You Can’t Stop Me with their new lead singer. Honestly I was totally floored by that album. It surpassed all my expectations. So things seemed to be looking good for Suicide Silence and even after such a terrible tragedy they moved forward. Now I understand that over time bands change their sound. They…. evolve so to speak. And I think bands should do that – It gives fans a reason to keep coming back, it keeps things interesting. Sometimes it really pays off both monetarily and with growing a bigger fan base. But in the case of the new self titled album released earlier this year it turned out to be an absolute disaster. The album is a sloppy mess of garage band quality… noise. Eddies vocals sound terribly strained and forced with production quality to match. Suicide Silence can best be described as a wannabe Korn or Deftones cover album. No originality to be found. Even the musicianship has no redeeming qualities and ends up being a major downfall to the album. It truly sounds like a jam session you would hear in early high school. The songs have no clear beginning or end leaving the album a chore to listen to all the way through. It’s a tragedy that this is Mitch’s legacy being messed with. But honestly what make this worse is Eddie’s attitude towards the criticism. He acts like a child and insults his fans for having an opinion. Its just a disappointment all around and I give this album a 2/10 and I feel even that is generous.

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