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Emmure - Goodbye to the Gallows Review

by Billy Gamble

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Metal and hardcore these days have been parting ways, becoming two completely different genres. Emmure, from Queens, New York, bridge that gap and sprinkle some poppy post-hardcore guitar licks and loud one-liners. The only downside to Emmure is their repetitive and predictable hardcore song structure. Surprisingly, the band also has the occasional mathcore spurt.

In just about every song on the album vocalist Frank Palmeri has a one or two line speaking part surge during unexpected transitions, delivering catchy short phrases that fans will wait for to sing-a-long with most definitely. Each song also has its own unique structure. Most songs go verse, chorus, verse, chorus, etc. but Emmure will start with one or two parts repeated once or twice. Every ending possesses more or less the same breakdown which gets boring (unless you're at one of there shows, which in that case they're probably karate kids swinging every which way.) so props for that.

Emmure are a bit clichιd with the hardcore breakdowns and overuse them a tad. The spurts of poppy-catchy-clean screams are nice. It builds up the music in a way, making it more dramatic and epic. Occasionally the songs will get a tad too poppy giving it a dramatic feel, but in the emo sense on "Rusted Over Wet Dreams" and "Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle", but fortunately Emmure Band-Aid the emo with a moderately less technical Between the Buried and Me sound.

Track List
1. A Ticket for the Paralyzer
2. 10 Signs you Should Leave
3. When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong
4. Rusted Over Wet Dreams
5. You Got a Henna Tattoo that said Forever
6. Travis Bickle
7. Sleeping Princess In Devil's Castle
8. The Key to Keeping the Show Fresh is … I'm Dead
9. It's Not Just a Party. It's a Funeral.
10. When Everything Goes Wrong Take the Easy Way Out


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Emmure - Goodbye to the Gallows

Rating:6.0

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