“Intimate, brutal and so powerful. Suicide Silence’s fifth album will punch you straight in the face!“
MY ROCK (FR)
Imagine a high-speed bullet train in the throes of a 275 mph run as it suddenly makes a sharp turn without a single second to slow down. That’s the sound of SUICIDE SILENCE.
It’s not so much the noise from Japan’s famous Shinkansen trains that’s analogous with the Southern California heavy metal institution, a band that has both defined and defied subgenre classifications over the course of five incredible albums and countless international tours. No, what SUICIDE SILENCE has in common with the bullet train is the breakneck intensity, the fearless acceleration, and the no-nonsense efficiency.
SUICIDE SILENCE is an aggressive mainstay and fierce attraction at Vans Warped Tour, extreme metal festivals like Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and Rockstar Mayhem, and hard rock radio gatherings like Rock On The Range and Aftershock, bridging the gap between the subcultural adherents of the band’s bludgeoning ferocity and the generation of youth desperate for a supportive community to help them overcome life’s struggles.
Like monumental self-titled sets from trailblazers like METALLICA, FLEETWOOD MAC, BLUR, and THE BEATLES, the latest album from SUICIDE SILENCE is a bold mission statement awaiting true definition by the fans. They didn’t set out to sell a billion albums or change the musical culture of the world, but their fifth record is no less ambitious and transformative for them in unbridled creativity, dense atmosphere, and groove.
»Suicide Silence« redefines, refines and brilliantly sharpens the purpose of the band, a group whose music has been integral to the personal daily empowerment of many of its diehard fans and absolutely of vital consequence to the survival of the guys in the band.
On their fifth and arguably most important album, Chris Garza (guitar), Mark Heylmun (guitar), Dan Kenny (bass), Alex Lopez (drums) and Eddie Hermida (vocals) unapologetically attack the next chapter of their creative expression together with vigorous purpose, complacency-smashing courage, and fearless decisiveness.
In this effort, SUICIDE SILENCE enlisted producer Ross Robinson, who similarly helped summon career-defining albums by SLIPKNOT, KORN, AT THE DRIVE-IN, SEPULTURA, GLASSJAW, and FROM FIRST TO LAST. Joe Barresi, best known for his work with TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT, FU MANCHU, KYUSS, and BAD RELIGION, expertly mixed »Suicide Silence«.
The result is a record that’s simultaneously raw and intimate, brutal and powerful, from the ripper attack of album opener 'Doris,' with a jarring sound that puts the listener right inside the room with Robinson and the band, to the haunting melancholy of 'Conformity' and the soul searching, epic adventure of 'Silence' and 'The Zero.'
The band’s continued legacy cemented and secure with their previous four records, SUICIDE SILENCE have endeavored to leave their mark on heavy metal with a diverse catalog demonstrative of the totality of who they are as people. Album five is their most victorious triumph by far, but it’s by no means their only jaw-dropping accomplishment.
04. Dying In A Red Room
05. Hold Me Up, Hold Me Down
07. The Zero
09. Don’t Be Careful You Might Hurt Yourself
Eddie Hermida | vocals
Chris Garza | guitars
Mark Heylmun | guitars
Dan Kenny | bass
Alex Lopez | drums