Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Metal Blade

I keep coming back to Whitechapel hoping there will be something about them that will click for me. This is a five track EP with one new track, a cover and some re-mixes. They open with the new song Section 8. It's typical for Whitechapel in that it's loud, simple and fairly routine. I have always wondered how a band this loud could be so dull, but they always fall into that trap. This song is a little better than others, but after two and a half minutes I've had enough of their one dimensional noise. Next up is a cover of Pantera's Strength beyond strength. It's okay, they try to put their own brand onto it, but they bogged down badly about 2/3 of the way through and the song painfully creeps to it's end. After that we get some really irritating re-mixes and I mean just excruciatingly awful versions. As if Whitechapel original versions were not bad enough these version twist and bend them in with sounds that remind like a malfunctioning machinery mixed in with the sounds a dying cow might make. Just a totally misguided mess. So we get two mediocre tracks and three really bad ones. Don't bother with this one.

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