Suicide Silence offered innovation guitar work accompanied by rapid fire beats. They focused on anti-societal themes and set them to vocals which redefined extremity.

I’ve always been a fan of Suicide Silence and I’m glad they decided to continue after losing one of the most prolific metal vocalists of all time. That’s right, I said it, Mitch Lucker was awesome. Deathcore or death metal, genre classifications do not define a career but achievement and remembrance will make one eternal.

Active since 2002, Suicide Silence arrived at the prefect time. Metal was stagnant and starting to sound played out. Even the most extreme groups were sounding tired. Suicide Silence offered innovation guitar work accompanied by rapid fire beats. They focused on anti-societal themes and set them to vocals which redefined extremity.

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Now, Suicide Silence has returned with their second full length release featuring new vocalist Hernan ‘Eddie’ Hermida. The effort is self-titled and that couldn’t be more appropriate considering this offering is a rebirth of sorts. The group is expected to consciously move away from their trademark deathcore sound. The upcoming self-titled release was produced by Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with SLIPKNOT, LIMP BIZKIT, KORN and SEPULTURA, just to name a few.

“Doris”, the band’s latest video effort seems to confirm the suspicions in regards to the band’s sound. I noticed a lot of people were comparing the song to something by the Deftones and suggesting that Mitch would be rolling over in his grave. Might I remind you that Suicide Silence covered the Deftone’s “Engine No. 9” for their “Green Monster” single back in 2008. Although it was a harsh interpretation of the song, it demonstrated not only the band’s familiarity of the Deftone’s style but acknowledged them as an influence. I personally think people are way off with their Deftone comparisons. In my opinion, it sounds like Suicide Silence and Burzum met Voivod in the forest. They all took acid and had a bad trip! I like the song and I think it both enhances and redefines the Suicide Silence sound.

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The video itself is a performance effort with a twist. All of the imagery can be expanded to 360 degrees! There’s an icon located on the top corner of the video which allows you to move from live performance images of the group to shots from the crowd, including the mosh pit from above! You can also toggle to recordings of the band in the studio and to the Suicide logo itself. This music video has a kaleidoscope effect that will give it a lot of replay ability.

Suicide Silence are atop the cutting edge with the new song and video for “Doris”, check out this visually interactive release! \m/

Suicide Silence are:

  • Chris Garza – Guitars
  • Alex Lopez – Drums
  • Hernan ‘Eddie’ Hermida– Vocals
  • Mark Heylmun – Guitars
  • Dan Kenny – Bass
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