No Time To Bleed review by Suicide Silence

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  • Released: Jun 30, 2009
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.9 (108 votes)
Suicide Silence: No Time To Bleed
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Sound — 9
Suicide Silence have taken a technical leap forward while still retaining their deathcore roots with their most recent album, No Time to Bleed. Solos and melody lines are much more prevalent here than in The Cleansing, but still with a heaping dose of chugging mayhem. The album opens with 'Wake Up,' a chugging, nu-metal influenced deathcore anthem. It's not the strongest way to open an album by any means, but it leads well into 'Lifted,' a verifiable metal mindfuck with an ending reminiscent of 'No Pity For A Coward.' 'Smoke' starts off with its creepy, beer-can-touching-the-pickup noise before instantly giving you whiplash with its thrash metal verse section. The album continues with 'Something Invisible,' an Origin-influenced track that is no less aggressive than the rest of the album. I find it ironic that the title track would be one of the weakest on the album, but it happens. The ending breakdown, albeit cliche'd, is the song's only redeeming feature. The middle cuts of the album are where the album really starts to kick you in the pants. 'Suffer' segues excellently into the eerie ambient metal of '...and Then She Bled,' and 'Wasted,' although blatantly copying the main riff to 'Wake Up,' is actually a decent number after that bit. The album ends with a bigger bang than Pam & Tommy EVER had. 'Your Creations' starts off in a manner reminiscent of The Cleansing's songs in general, and builds up to a pounding breakdown that could make your grandmother headbang. 'Genocide' is cliche'd but brutal deathcore, and 'Disengage' brings in some of the metalcore influences, with some Norma Jean-esque minor 2nds. All in all, it's deathcore; if it's not your thing, you won't like it. If it is, it's one of the best albums of its kind.

Lyrics — 7
Mitch Lucker has strayed from his religious and political rants and focused more on his inner problems. On the first two tracks, he blasts substance abuse, blasts faith (in general, not necessarily religious) on 'Something Invisible,' and blasts modern man with hope for a future without self-destructive human beings in 'Disengage.' Mitch is still an extremely hateful person, and despite some lines being plain cheesy, manages to express his rage and dissent with the world in a somewhat poetic, metal context. Some would go to say that Mitch's vocals sound processed. The fact of the matter is, they are. But that's not a bad thing. It's a recorded album, not an album of the live nature. In recording a studio album in the genre of metal, the goal is to make the songs as heavy, as badass as possible. There's nothing wrong with adding overdubbed vocals or recording them in an unorthodox method if it adds to the power of the song, which in this case, it has in almost every instance.

Overall Impression — 8
It's still Suicide Silence, but now with some other influences being showcased, and with more technical guitar work. If you're an iTunes music buyer by the song, I'd suggest going with 'Lifted,' 'Wasted,' 'Your Creations,' and 'Disengage.' Again, it's deathcore. If it's not your thing, don't bother with it. If it is, check it out.

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    random-emo-kill
    this album was awsome! also, whoever says ss is scene...read this: my scene friend got it 4 me 4 my b-day, i put in in the stereo and within five minutes he was on the floor holding his ears screaming "turn it off!!" (oh yes so scene the SCENE KID was crying by "lifted")
    ryan21947
    lol i love how half the people here are trolls XD and can you mother ****ers stop saying "brootal"? thats probably the most retarded way to spell brutal ever ON TOPIC: this was a good record, even though i enjoyed the sound of the old record more in terms of recording quality. not saying the quality on this one is bad though, cuz it isnt. mitch's vocals sounded better on the cleansing too, but hes still good at his growls/screams. put simply, the cleansing was better, but no time to bleed was also pretty good : D
    random-emo-kill
    kellen.dobmeier wrote: Yeah dude I'm pretty sure that Whitechapels vocals are COMPLETELY fake; the only vocalist that I know of that can growl that low is Chris Barnes. Not to say that they aren't a good band, they are. Just fake vocals is all. And as for the new SS album, well.... It's deathcore. I'll just say that. -Phil's vocals, however, don't sound nearly as fake and processed as Mitch's. You gotta at least admit that. Also, in his live performances, Phil at least sounds very close to the recording whereas Mitch doesn't sound a thing close to SS's recordings. Yes, this album is deathcore, but it's very shitty compared to Whitechapel's "The Somatic Defilement" or "This is Exile"
    i can name a few people who can growl as low (or lower) than barnes...ever listen 2 dying fetus? their growler's pretty damn low,of course glen benton (vital remains,not deicide, with them he's a bit higher)...enough said, im sure other people can growl that low
    columbianneckti
    Im sorry people, but this album is nothing special, I had higher hopes for SS, but oh well. Seems like there trying to become the posterboys for deathcore, which isn't a good thing with this album made by them
    davisdestroyer
    SS let me down thats for sure. In the song "Wake Up" they completly,utterly,100% ripped off Belay My Last's "One More Foot In The Grave" haha its sad
    Moralless
    The second I heard SS rip off belay My last, I lost all faith in the album. Suicide Silence is a pretty decent band with some decent parts, but I often wonder how they got as big as they are. Bands like Oceano, Whitechapel, Burning the Masses, etc give deathcore a proud name. Suicide Silence just attracts too many wannabe scene kids. I would give this cd a 4/10
    kellen.dobmeier
    random-emo-kill wrote: kellen.dobmeier wrote: Yeah dude I'm pretty sure that Whitechapels vocals are COMPLETELY fake; the only vocalist that I know of that can growl that low is Chris Barnes. Not to say that they aren't a good band, they are. Just fake vocals is all. And as for the new SS album, well.... It's deathcore. I'll just say that. -Phil's vocals, however, don't sound nearly as fake and processed as Mitch's. You gotta at least admit that. Also, in his live performances, Phil at least sounds very close to the recording whereas Mitch doesn't sound a thing close to SS's recordings. Yes, this album is deathcore, but it's very shitty compared to Whitechapel's "The Somatic Defilement" or "This is Exile" i can name a few people who can growl as low (or lower) than barnes...ever listen 2 dying fetus? their growler's pretty damn low,of course glen benton (vital remains,not deicide, with them he's a bit higher)...enough said, im sure other people can growl that low
    I didn't write that first part about Chris Barnes. I messed up quoting it so it looks like it was part of my post. Suicide Silence still sucks. Always will. I dig that they're nice guys and all, but their music sucks.