This is one of the most interesting albums I’ve heard in a while. Weather that is a good thing or not, all depends on what Emmure you like. This is a very different album from “The Respect Issue” and “Goodbye to the Gallows”. Maybe that is what they are going for though. There is a lot of talking “singing” through the tracks, and it sounds like they have been listening to some Deftones lately, because songs such as Lesson from Nichole and You Sunk My Battleship are very guitar induced riffs, with the later song having some clean vocals. I’m kind of all over the place in this review, because in reality, that’s how the album is. It’s all over the place.
But that’s what I like about it. This is not a rehash of an Acacia Strain album like many people have said Emmure is. This is a bold direction change, and for the most part, I’m down with it. Maybe you will be too.