Sound — 10
I have been listening to different forms of metal for 25 plus years. I have heard so many terms for scenes. This new "Deathcore/Metalcore" whatever genre is great. Suicide Silence is a great band. There album does not do them justice. If you see this band live, you will be a fan for life. I have been lucky enough to see them twice. The music is definitely hardcore with hints metal and thrash thrown in. The drums are all about blast beats. The vocals are definitely Death influenced with hardcore/metalcore heavily strewn through out the album. I agree with some of the comments about being repetitious, but that is very rare. The standouts on this album are 'No Pity For A Coward', 'The Forgotten', 'Unanswered'. Excellent musicianship and vocals.
Lyrics — 10
Lyrically the music is spot on. The subject matter covered through out these songs is definitely on par with the type of music these guys dishout. For a band called 'Suicide Silence' their lyrics and music are exactly what I thought this band would sound like. There are tons of bands playing this style music, but Suicide Silence is writing the book and all others should subscribe to it.
Overall Impression — 10
I cannot say that I hate any part of this album. Is their sound new and fresh? No. But it is tight and done well. I love the brutality of the lyrical content and the music. These guys definitely have the potential to turn their genre on it's head and dominate the metal scene. I pre-ordered No Time To Bleed, so we will see. This band has a nice, polished highly produced album. It does not do them justice, see them live!