Style: Deathcore
Release date: 18 June, 2012
Playing time: 38:08

A lot of metal heads turn their head when they hear the style death core. I am not so happy with that style either, but I must admit that the new Whitechapel album is an exception. In the first place because they are not the general metal core act.

They experiment with their music and try some different styles. The album starts with a piano part and the first track is very melodic. Sometimes their music sounds a bit gloomy and desperate. Vocalist Phil Bozeman impresses me the most. He has a lot more variety this time, from aggressive grunts/screams to growling vocals. In "Hate Creation" he sounds a bit like Corey Taylor. Sure, the breakdowns and metal core rhythms are still there, but a song like "Possibilities of an Impossible Existence" is much slower.

It is a rather dynamic and variable album, with thrash parts, a few slower parts, more melody but still with a metal core base. This album is a kind of transition and makes the path clear to take even more distance from the general metal core sound on the next album. For the metal core adapts this album will be too melodic and with too much variety, but I think that they evolved and that it makes them a lot more interesting.


01. Make It Bleed
02. Hate Creation
03. (Cult)uralist
04. I, Dementia
05. Section 8
06. Faces
07. Dead Silence
08. The Night Silence
09. Devoid
10. Possibilities of an Impossible Existence

Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 18 June, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/whitechapel