this is my last post for the month of july and the last before i am off to wacken festival. i live only nine miles from the festival site for almost five years but never made it to the wacken open air. this year i will put an end to this embarrasing situation and i was thinking about what would be an aptly post in celebration of this event. i looked through my to-blog-pile and came across suicide silence. they will play wacken on saturday and i'm excited to see them with the new singer eddie hermida.
for those not in the know, their former singer mitch lucker, who was, with his strong charisma, one of the reasons suicide silence became quite big in today's modern metal circus, died as a result of his injuries incurred from a motorcycle accident in november 2012. said eddie hermida took the part as vocalist almost a year after that incident and clarified the long term question if the band would move on. for this new task he left his former band, the also pretty successful all shall perish.
the new album 'you can't stop me' was released in last year's july, twelve months ago. i was very hestitant with ordering a copy. i heard one or two new songs and wasn't completely convinced. i really liked the first suicide silence record 'the cleansing' but 'no time to bleed' wasn't really my cup of tea and i didn't even bother checking out 'the black crown' from 2011. so it took me a year but now i was finally ready for it. here we are with 'you can't stop me'. all in all i can only offer a positive summary of this fourth suicide silence full length.
their song writing always contained some kind of monotomy, working two or three main riffs into a song. i don't say this with a negative tinge at all, it made me love 'the cleansing' and on this album they revived this trait in the most positive sense. check out 'cease to exist' and 'sacred words', my favourites. i love the new version of 'ending is the beginning', re-recorded from their self-titled e.p. from 2005, too. concerning the new voice, eddie is a worthy follower of mitch lucker's footsteps in my eyes. 250 copies on clear orange vinyl. nuclear blast. 2014.