Bring Me the Horizon - Suicide Season

I’m sorry, but this band looks so contrived. In fairness, Suicide Season is jackhammer relentless and doesn’t let up. I expected more harmonies from their look (‘N Sync grooming for the moshcore set), only to find this metalcore-screamo quintet fortunately draws heavily from the deathmetal genre. They borrow from The Hanuted for their riffs, Cannibal Corpse for their blast beats and The Refused by incorporating a techno stutter into their metallic onslaught. They have the black humor of Everytime I Die, and core shades of Converge come through, but this band is a copy of a copy of a copy and it all adds up to regurgitation for the mass market. Nothing new here to listen to, though I imagine their live show would drive the kids nutso-bango. Watch them at The Garrick with Thursday and Cancer Bats as part of the Taste of Chaos Tour on Sunday, Apr. 5.

Published in Volume 63, Number 26 of The Uniter (April 2, 2009)

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