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Emmure - Slave To The Game

Emmure: repping breakdowns since '03.

Posted Sunday, 25 March 2012 in

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Emmure

Emmure - Slave To The Game

Rating: 8

If there’s one thing you can safely say about Emmure then it’s this: they love a good breakdown. Their fifth album in as many years, ‘Slave To The Game’ is positively packed full of them. Mixing snarling, spoken word vocals with guttural roars, there’s a distinctly nu edge to their particular brand of brutality this time around – perhaps most evident on the crunching ‘MDMA’ – while its down tuned and occasionally off-kilter tendencies ensure that heads are as likely to bop as they are bang. It won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but for those who like their metal both heavy and undeniably hook-laden, this is as satisfying an effort as you’re likely to find.

Ryan Bird

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