Become the Hunter - Suicide Silence

It works, without, however, really impress

The mixture of wildness and chaos in the first half of the plate and the heavier, more somber and melodic second half makes the album seems a little divided. It is perhaps the intention, but my experience was a bit divided, and the second half of the record works clearly best. Whatever the case is, then Become The Hunter clearly a listen or two worth, and should you be so lucky to get the chance to see Suicide Silence live, then you must turn to buy tickets. It can do nothing else than to be wildly. Suicide Silence has Become The Hunter created a solid album for anyone with a penchant for chaos in the formula is music to the ears.

Back to the roots

American Suicide Silence to appear d. 14. February 2020 with their sixth studio album, Become The Hunter, which has been awaited with great excitement from both fans and critics. Back in 2017, they released their fifth studio album, Suicide Silence, which received a somewhat mixed reception. At the time, many believed that the band was gone for much compromise with their original terms and had been too experimental. The sound on the record was significantly different than on the previous albums, which were sung a lot with "clean" vocals, and numrenes building was also new. The question is whether Suicide Silence have got the nose back in the track and can live up to the expectations that are undeniably attached to a band of their caliber?

The nose is back in track

The answer is an unequivocal, yes. Suicide Silence has really found it's way back on track, and delivers a strong and relevant game of deathcore. The record opens with the instrumental number "Meltdown", which very accurately sets the mood and foreshadows the listener for what awaits. Where its predecessor was more experimental songs, is doomed deathcore "classic" to Become The Hunter. Lightning-fast verses with growls and screams are replaced by the weight of crushing breakdowns, where there is emphasis on groovet.

It makes itself felt in the first half of the album, where the late "Two Step", "Feel Alive", "Love Me to Death", "In Hiding" and "Death's Anxiety, give the recipe in a violent mosh pit. It is six strong songs, but it also becomes a bit monotonous, since it is somewhat the same template, which is played for. There must, however, be commended for the very melodic guitar solos, there is to find on the first three songs, and again later on the record. They provide the extreme and uncompromising music an extra kick and loosens up a bit in the very aggressive and the gloom-and-doom expression that characterizes the album from the beginning.

The second half of the album is somewhat heavier and more melodic than the first seven numbers. The pace is a little lower, and it provides space for the guitars, which really come into their own, and riffene become more and more experimental, as for example, "Serene Obscene". It works well, and the lead singer Hernan "Eddie" Hermida, who convincingly switches between growling and screaming the plate through is better on the second half. There will at no time performed with "clean" vocals, which the garments of both the band and the genre in general. Good craftsmanship can't be denied rarely, neither in this case.

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