Slave to the Game
Released: Apr 2012
Purveyors of the combination of death metal and metalcore called "deathcore," Emmure formed in Connecticut in 2003 before relocating to Queens. Slave to the Game is their fifth LP and features all the growls, nu metal elements (rapped sections, industrial metal synths) and mall-ready hooks fans of the band could ask for. Decidedly heavier than, say, Attack! Attack!, Emmure nevertheless fit just fine in mainstream, modern metalcore. The absence of clean vocals goes a long way. Non-believers are directed to the "Cross Over Attack" and "Umar Dumps Dormammu" twofer.