dude this album is sick also don’t listen to what that dude said it sounds like job for a cowboy. the lyrics are harsh and in your face as ever and the breack down are sick. if u like ur “core” music diffrent than ur devil wares prada or bring me the horizon look into this cd.
Respect Issue arrives in 2008 from Emmure as their second full-length on Victory Records. On this album, the guitarists play in Drop A# (Drop Bb), the same as the previous album Goodbye to the Gallows. Kurt Angle, professional and amateur Olympic wrestler, is featured on the cover art and throughout the inlay. Emmure is a Metalcore band from Conneticut, formed in 2003. They have drawn comparisons to The Acacia Strain and From a Second Story Window. 10 tracks.
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Goodbye to the Gallows is a great album. It really is. Don’t let the haters tell you otherwise. When I got this album, I expected it to be even better. But I was wrong.
It’s completely rehashed from their first album. There is nothing on here that wasn’t done on GttG. All of the songs sound the same, and the lyrics have gone from heartbroken to just hateful.
I loved the emotion that was packed into Gallows. The lines like “Leave me alone…my broken soul can’t take another day” along with the entire overall theme of the album really is heartwrenching.
This album is quite different.
It’s hateful and spiteful. Lines like “I hope her cancer comes back” are just totally out-of-place and left me astonished at the viciousness of the lyrics. And there is hardly any clean-speaking, like in GttG. “I swear it’s all your fault,” singer Frankie shouts agonizingly. “At least that’s what I remember…”
There is next to none of that on TRI.
Overall the lyrics on this CD are simply full of hate and vengefulness. There is no story told over the songs, a love story gone wrong like in the last. I know you really aren’t supposed to base your opinion on an album based on the album preceding it, but I just can’t help comparing the two.
These guys ARE a good band. This album was just rushed and not worked on hard enough. And why the wrestling theme? For that, I have no idea. None of the songs really have anything to do with wrestling, or anything besides wishing ill on the girl who broke Frank’s heart.
I expect better from their next release.
Even girls like music like this sometimes. Its too good not to turn up to 40 as I’m driving past some ghetto kids and laugh as they mean mug me or go to fetch their daddys (sorry, brothers), pistol.
My title says it all. This album has absolutely nothing new to offer the music scene. It has all been done before by other bands. With that being said, it is important to also realize that not every band has to offer something new and exciting to be considered valid. These guys have chosen a style (typical two-step/breakdown) and it works extremely well for them. The production quality is also miles above half of the other garbage that is circulating around these days. That is why I give this cd five stars.
Let me start by sayin most of the reviews on this album have some truth to it:
The Respect Issue doesn’t offer anything new or original. In fact, most of the songs sound somewhat similar to The Acacia Strain. However, this is not just another rip off.
Gone is most of the singing and the flow. I will admit that their last disc told a story, and had a unique flow to i, but this one doesn’t flow as well as the previous. However, that is not to say that is a bad thing..
Where The Respect Issue lacks in cohesive flows and creating a story, they make up for in brutality!! The cover should give you an idea of what to expect from Emmure’s latest efforts.. The reason for Kurt Angle on the front is because he is a punisher himself (or at least in his story lines and his character). When you look at the cover what do you see? You see this guy who is muscular with boxing gloves and looks like he’s ready for a fight. A guy that size will PUNISH you…and that’s exactly what this cd does from start to finish. The band punishes the listener into a submission with neck breaking 808 bass drop’s which leads into a slow but punishing breakdowns. Other times the album goes into faster breakdown’s and even a few 2 step parts.
This album is a grower and a little hard to digest at one time. In order to truely appreciate what Emmure has done and appreciate the hatrid that fuels this album, one must listen to it more than one time. If you like heavy and brutal music, try listening to this while lifting some weights at the gym or at home.
To wrap everything up, this album often times sounds the same, which can be both good and bad. There is no new ideas, and quite frankly, if you listen to Acacia Strain, you’ve heard these riffs before. BUT, in no way does that make this cd a flop. If you want an album that punishes and taps right into repressed anger, look no futher, because that’s all this album is about! If you aren’t into breakdowns and pure anger, save your money. It make take some time to grow on you, but if you give it a chance, you will find yourself listening to it more and more.