The Cleansing review by Suicide Silence

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  • Released: Sep 18, 2007
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.1 (94 votes)
Suicide Silence: The Cleansing
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Sound — 9
Suicide Silence is new to me. I heard them on a friends computer, the track was called "Unanswered" and it was so god damn brutal I had to ask, "Who is this?" and the answer was Suicide Silence. I went to see them at Mayhem festival in Camden, NJ only knowing 3 of their songs from the Cleansing (2007). They were great live, Mitch Lucker (vocals) kept pouring Rockstar (not water)into his hair and head banging so hard I'm surprised he didn't get whiplash. They seemed like a regular hardcore band at first, but I had to listen to the album more than once to appreciate the subtlety of their technical style of drumming and guitar work. there's a lot of skill both musically and vocally that they present on the new album. Suicide Silence are a very diverse band and they are worth your time if Hardcore and death metal interest you as a listener.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics and the music go hand in hand. Deathcore is the name of the genre and the lyrics they use involve anti-religion, violence and the hatred of a false society. Here are some examples of lyrics they use: "Seconds from the end, what's it gonna be?... pull the trigger bitch" (No Pity For A Coward) and other tracks like Bludgeoned to Death have brutal lyrics. Mitch Lucker has some amazing talent and diversity so far as his screaming talent goes. he's just a brutal mofo with talented musicians to back his performance.

Overall Impression — 10
The Cleansing so far doesn't bear any comparrison to any bands I've heard in a while. The stand outs in terms of song individuality are as follows; No Pity For A Coward, Unanswered, The Disease and Eyes Sewn Shut. I love the brutality of it through a metal listeners ears. it's fast paced and has breakdowns where you least expect it. The hardcore will be something even mainstream metal heads may appreciate. I don't hate a thing. Hell yeah I would definetly buy it again... brutal as hell and epic to the ears.

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    Shredder Guitar
    deaththrashcore wrote: Not one good thing about this band.
    the drums? i love this band - the lyrics are just fun as hell. the last minute of No Pity for a Coward make me wanna punt a small baby underneath a lawnmower - they're that good
    ninjagayden777
    Drezzdez wrote: PranksterX wrote: this album is alright and i agree with jonasbros. It does get boring after a while SUICIDE SILENCE NEVER GET BORING
    I beg to differ. I got this for free with an UnderOath t-shirt at Hot Topic, and I seriously considered asking if they'd take it back!The same sloppy riffs over and over again, generic moody (and sometimes lol funny) lyrics,and terrible bellowing made this the worst album I've heard since U2's last one. If you want good metalcore try Morbid Angel or Heaven Shall Burn.
    Gromlich
    Fucking Br00tal man yah xhardcorex i wanna two step to this shit jk.. brocore fags
    Gromlich
    I beg to differ. I got this for free with an UnderOath t-shirt at Hot Topic,
    LOL suicide silence CD free with purchase of a christian metal band?
    \m/-_-\m/
    i really liked this album for a couple of days, but it started to get old after a while
    mtllica
    love it, love it, love it Suicide Silence are really quite exceptional compared to other Deathcore bands
    Wartooth
    el_psycho wrote: I don't think it's technical, but it is a great album. Good "hate" music, but i disagree on what songs stand out. I reckon Unanswered, Price of Beauty, No Pity for a Coward, Bludgeoned to Death, and Destruction of a Statue. Maybe also the Fallen.
    I Totally agree. Some of the songs sound very similar and as much as they are creative, theyre repetitive, but definitely an amazing band. And the best at what they do
    almosthero17
    love it can't get any better and just saw them in show 3 days ago really good live too PULL THE TRIGGER BITCH
    el_psycho
    I don't think it's technical, but it is a great album. Good "hate" music, but i disagree on what songs stand out. I reckon Unanswered, Price of Beauty, No Pity for a Coward, Bludgeoned to Death, and Destruction of a Statue. Maybe also the Fallen.
    JohnnyRye
    cfhdomination wrote: I tried to get into these guys, but after reading the lyrics to "Bludgeoned To Death," I just couldn't. Especially when he yells "The doctors won't be able to recognize your face!" I just started laughing for some reason lol.
    haha, me too I've listened to that song for hours just to hear those 4 seconds
    MetalGuitar5
    all the songs on this album are the same. Same tabs, same sound. The only good thing about this band is their vocals.
    PranksterX
    this album is alright and i agree with jonasbros. It does get boring after a while
    Drezzdez
    PranksterX wrote: this album is alright and i agree with jonasbros. It does get boring after a while
    SUICIDE SILENCE NEVER GET BORING
    Gothic_Kenshin
    I definently Love this album I got it at mayhem fest with in 20 of seeing them live the only other band I headbanged as hard to was Slipknot but thats cause I love them it was the Ninth time I've seen them Total Maggot but yeah this Album you really have to be in the mood for it when you listen to it the first time and Mitch is AMAZING in my opinion
    We Are The TIDE
    I spend my time trying to copy Mitch while playing 1-0-3-2-1-0-1-0-1-0 1-0-3-2-1-0-1-0-1-0 1-0-3-2-1-0-1- 0-1-0 And some improvisation stuff after that. "The doctors won't recognise your ****ing face!" And also. The intro to hands of a killer. When Mitch opens that up. I think my ears started moshing.
    XXXjonasbros666
    I didn't like this album. The day it came out, I went to hot topic and bought it expecting a step up from their self-titled ep with the original bludgeoned to death track (had the family guy sample in the beginning). There are a few tight sections and a couple breakdowns I can really enjoy, but it gets pretty old after awhile. But then again, I am more into the progressive scene. Between The Buried and Me, Dream Theater, Behold... The Arctopus and Protest The Hero (PTH not very progressive but they do have plenty of prog elements in their music). I personally prefer bands that showcase more talent than just playing the same chords and breakdowns over and over again. Honestly thats all I got out of that CD. Sold it to some metal head for 5 bucks.
    cfhdomination
    I tried to get into these guys, but after reading the lyrics to "Bludgeoned To Death," I just couldn't. Especially when he yells "The doctors won't be able to recognize your face!" I just started laughing for some reason lol.
    cloud041089
    although i love suicide silence, i disagree about them being diverse or technical.
    xXChimairaXx
    there's so many bands like this now. it's hilarious how most of them incorporate movie/cartoon humor into their songs with quotes and soundbits. hey louis, diarrhea...
    seanjp7
    you really need to have an acquired taste for music of suicide silences style. so they may not be the most diverse or technical band but mitch has far more talent than a lot of vocalists out there. overall this album was sick, a few tracks arent that impressive but overall a lot of the tracks are and this album is sick.
    Pat_s1t
    I've never heard album versions of their songs, and maybe if i did I might have appreciated them a bit more, but when I saw them in Darien Lake, NY for Mayhem Fest, I wasn't impressed. I think it was a little too hard for me. I couldn't really hear the differences between the tracks. I know I'm gonna sound like one of those Jonas bitches for this, but it all sounded the same to me.
    boyan89
    Whatever this a pretty good album, good to listen to when your like GAH! I would rather listen to Suffocation or Morbid Angel though, but good band for deathcore man. Nice sweeping and breakdowns!
    Ktool The Girth
    Pat_s1t wrote: I've never heard album versions of their songs, and maybe if i did I might have appreciated them a bit more, but when I saw them in Darien Lake, NY for Mayhem Fest, I wasn't impressed. I think it was a little too hard for me. I couldn't really hear the differences between the tracks. I know I'm gonna sound like one of those Jonas bitches for this, but it all sounded the same to me.
    Thats cuz it is.
    Soul-Monger
    tdrules wrote: use the word brutal one more time...
    Hell yeahs, these guys are brutal! The drums? Brutal. The riff attacks? Brutal. The growling? Brutal. The breakdowns? BROOTALL! In all seriousness, I'll probably have to check these guys out. Brootall sounds like some kind of Folk metal band.
    YourMessiah666
    Shredder Guitar wrote: deaththrashcore wrote: Not one good thing about this band. the drums? i love this band - the lyrics are just fun as hell. the last minute of No Pity for a Coward make me wanna punt a small baby underneath a lawnmower - they're that good
    lmao oh man that's great
    nic74
    suicide silence are the reason some ppl hate on deathcore. Its cheap and easy deathcore, theres bands that are so much better out there, listen to Thy Art is Murder, Despised Icon, All Shall Perish, Oceano, i could go on and on.
    Soul-Monger
    hvymtl939 wrote: Just remember hardcore kids, Brie is a cheese, not a lyric.
    A quite disgusting, repugnant excuse for a dairy product at that.