Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Emmure - Eternal enemies

Emmure - Eternal enemies (2014) Victory Records
Produced by Joey Sturgis
Tracks : 1.(untitled) 2.Nemesis 3.N.I.A (news in Arizona) 4.The hang up 5.A gift A curse 6.E 7.Like LaMotta 8.Free publicity 9.Most hated 10.Grave markings 11.Hitomi´s shinobi 12.Rat king 13.Girls don´t like boys, girls like 40´s and blunts 14.New age rambler 15.We were just kids
3,5 out of 5

I was impressed by producer Joey Sturgis work on albums with Famous Last Words, Attila and Crown The Empire and he´s done it again on Emmure´s 7th studio album "Eternal enemies".
It´s not the first Emmure album he has produced, but it´s the first Emmure album I listen to. Sturgis has a great sense of building up a big and heavy sound at the same time which isn´t easy, especially the drums sound like they´re gonna explode in your face. This is dynamite metal and I´m very impressed by frontman Frankie Palmeri´s vocal change between rap, growl and screamo.
"Eternal enemies" takes the listener into the world of resonance and dissonance, the guitars scream like sirens in one second and in the next they sound like a killing machine.
The drumming from Mark Castillo (ex.Crossfade) is amazing, he´s got the talent of both keeping it heavy but with a groove which is quite difficult.
Highlights : Nemesis, A gift A curse, E

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