ALBUM REVIEW: EMMURE "ETERNAL ENEMIES" WITH VIDEO OF SINGLE "NEMESIS" BY DARRIN JOHNS!
If there is one thing that will always remain a constant in the world of Emmure, since the bands formation in 2003, it is that you are ether with them or against them. The bands newest release Eternal Enemies shows through all those that oppose them the band will push on.
Taking a heavier plunge since the bands 2012 release "Slave to the Game." The band still kept its elements of having a catchy feel to the metal scene. Lead by Frankie Palmeri and his heart felt lyrics with a style that demands respect, that could of only of been inspired by the streets of Queens, New York where the band now resides.
With that being said there has been a lot of controversy over the albums first track "Untitled," which lyrics contained content such as "get it through your f**king head all your friends are f**king dead" and "I'm having to much fun killing everyone." Critics are complaining how the track promotes gun violence in school, but I fail to see the difference, other than vulgarity and genre, from the Foster the People's track "Pumped up kicks" which got mainstream exposure on national radio.
Though the album all around has a driving low tuned break down feel, it still offers some diversity on some tracks such as "Like Lamotta" which has the same groovy feel as Speaker of the Dead and Slave to the Game, and it features a more of a Melodic Hardcore track "We were just kids" it really has something for any of today's true fans of the hardcore scene.
Emmure keeps it real, and for that they have my respect. I give this album an 8/10 due to the fact I would of liked to of seen a little more from their guitarist Mikael and Jesse "riff" wise and just a little less "chug." Defiantly worth picking up a copy, and looking forward to what is in store for the future of Emmure.