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Whitechapel - Our Endless War

Man kunne fristes til at tro at den 1:21 minutters stemningsfulde og bløde intro varslede nyt fra et band, der var gået i Nickelback mode, men det bliver manet til jorden allerede på skæring nummer to. “Lets go!”, råber manden i titelnummeret, og ja, så falder hammeren! Whitechapel er tilbage i fuld vigør. Vokalen er i dit fjæs lige fra første strofe, og så kører metalmotorcyklen ellers bare derudad! Der rammer den et band der med tunge, selvsikre skridt får dig til at rykke med overkroppen i takt, og vippe med militærstøvlen.

Whitechapel har snart en del udgivelser bag sig, og Our Endless War er sidste skud på stammen. Et album der har været undervejs i over et år, og som i følge bandet selv, er det første de rigtigt har finpudset. De er gået lidt tilbage til fordums dyder og har krydret lidt med nye tiltag. Der er blastbeats, tung lyd fra alle tre guitarister, masser af groove, og som altid Phil Bozeman i front. Den lille mand med den enorme brøl! Den mand har en helt speciel måde at bruge sit råbeorgan på, der går lige ind og rammer min “awesome” nerve. Den harmonerer bare rigtig godt med musikken og bliver et instrument i sig selv. 

Our Endless War er spækket med fede grooves, Phil’s fede vokal og en hel del mere stemning end hvad jeg synes man plejer at høre fra deres side i form af melodiske passager midt i kaosset. De får også, ganske fint, inkorporeret elementer både fra Hardcore og Thrash i form af kraftfulde breakdowns, godt tempo og fede soloer. 
Det bliver aldrig et Whitechapel der desperat forsøger at genopfinde sig selv, men et band der viser fornyet styrke. Brutaliteten, kompositionerne og produktionen er i top. Men det der lige snupper den sidste stjerne, er, at de stadig ikke udnytter de 3 guitarister fuldt ud og at Phil, trods sin absurd fede vokal ikke bevæger sig ret langt fra sin tryghedszone. Det ville klæde ham at presse sig selv lidt og se, hvad der kunne komme ud af det.

Et lækkert album som helt sikkert vil få Whitechapel-fans til at få svedige håndflader.

Tracklist:

1. Rise
2. Our Endless War
3. The Saw Is the Law
4. Mono
5. Let Me Burn
6. Worship the Digital Age
7. How Times Have Changed
8. Psychopathy
9. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road

Samlet spilletid: 39:00

 

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Whitechapel udgiver deres nye album ”Our Endless War” til april

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Det amerikanske death metal/deathcore band Whitechapel har offentliggjort at deres femte fuldlængde album “Our Endless War” vil udkomme den 25. april igennem Metal Blade Records.
Samtidig offentliggøres artworket og track listen som kan findes nedenfor, sammen med lyrik videoen til den nye sang ”The Saw Is The Law”.

Guitaristen Alex Wade udtaler:

"We are excited to announce our fifth full length studio album Our Endless War. In typical WHITECHAPEL fashion, this CD takes the sound we have been developing over the past 8 years of our career and pushes it to new levels. We want each record we release to sound different, and this one is no exception. With dashes of every record we have done so far mixed with the intensity of a new sound, this record is sure to please fans of WHITECHAPEL, old and new”

 

I pressemeddelelsen skrives der følgende: 

”Returning with the fifth full-length of their decimating career, there is no stopping the juggernaut that is WHITECHAPEL. Our Endless War is the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have worked toward since their inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.

Having progressed with every record, on Whitechapel the band took a stylistic leap forward, garnering a whole army of new fans and greater critical respect in the process. This determination is immediately apparent. Having started to "seriously" write in February of 2013, the album was a year in the making, the band letting the writing develop organically while putting everything under a microscope, working harder on perfecting every song than they ever had before.

Famed for their three-guitar lineup, the band have always packed a crushing sonic punch, but on Our Endless War they take greater advantage of this than previously. Frequently, the seven-stringers build dramatic, incredibly heavy walls of thrilling noise through interweaving their parts, making for a sonic richness that pulls listeners even further into the songs. As with all of WHITECHAPEL's releases the heaviness does not just stem from the music but Bozeman's lyrics, showing characteristic diversity across the record's ten tracks.

When it came to tracking the album the band considered no one beyond Mark Lewis, who helmed Whitechapel. "Making the self-titled record went so well, we loved the way it came out, our label loved the way it came out, and our fans kept telling us that it was our best sounding record so it would have been stupid not to work with him again!" laughs guitarist Alex Wade.

For the artwork, the band turned again to Aaron Marsh, who supplied WHITECHAPEL with its stark, arresting imagery, but again they wanted to push things to the next level. "With the sound maturing we felt like the artwork needed to reflect that. We also introduced a new logo - our old logo is classic Whitechapel, and that's not something we plan on getting rid of, but as the band grows and changes we felt like we needed the logo to represent the maturity of this new Whitechapel."”

 

Our Endless War Track Listing:

01. Rise
02. Our Endless War
03. The Saw Is the Law
04. Mono
05. Let Me Burn
06. Worship the Digital Age
07. How Times Have Changed
08. Psychopathy
09. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road
11. A Process so Familiar (Bonus Track)
12. Fall of the Hypocrites (Bonus Track)


Whitechapel "The Saw Is the Law" (LYRIC VIDEO)

Our Endless War

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