Whitechapel - Our Endless War
Listening to this, the band has obviously changed a good bit over the years. My first reintroduction to the band was the title track which reminded me of a more metal Hatebreed. Honestly, it piqued my interest. Then I got to listen to the entire album and it didn't live up to my expectations.
The band has reinvented themselves a bit, progressed if you will and focus more on grooves. My problem with it is it sounds like a lot of djent (hate to use that term) and a vast majority of the album plods along at a mid tempo pace. This makes many tracks run together. About halfway through the album is when blast beats come back out and the singer's low gutturals pop up. He honestly has some of the best I've ever heard, so I would have loved to hear it more.
Obviously, I'm aware it's foolish to wish for a band to stick with one style over and over. Growth is to be expected. I'm sure many a diehard fan is losing their shit over their new stuff. I'll give them this much, it is damn heavy. The production helps that a good deal. It's a solid album, but I jut found many a track to sound similar and a good bit of it to not be as memorable as prior releases.
Standout tracks: Our Endless War, Worship the Digital Age, How Times Have Changes, and Fall of the Hypocrites.
Genre: Metal / Classics
Label: Metal Blade Records
Site: Related Link
- Our Endless War
- The Saw Is the Law
- Let Me Burn
- Worship the Digital Age
- How Times Have Changed
- Blacked Out
- Diggs Road
- A Process so Familiar (Bonus Track)
- Fall of the Hypocrites (Bonus Track)