I'd just like to mention before this review that I am a die-hard Emmure fan.
With this in mind, Emmure's sophomore album on Victory Records, The Respect Issue, is a wonderful lesson in emotional brutality. This record features a different take on Emmure's signature blend of heart-wrenching emotion and devastating brutality, which is somewhat different from their Victory debut Goodbye to the Gallows (also a fantastic record).
This put me off at first, but the more I listened to the record the more I liked it. There are fewer melodies on this release in comparison to the last one, but this record showcases a different side of the band's style. It was nice to see the band do something slightly different while not abandoning what makes them awesome as well.
In conclusion, this record nicely complements the band's earlier work while expanding upon it. It also makes for a great live show (I saw them on their headlining tour with On Broken Wings, Recon, and Ligeia). Go buy this record, and I promise you will not regret it.
For Fans of: The Acacia Strain, Blood Has Been Shed, For the Fallen Dreams.