RIYL: SUICIDE SILENCE, BORN OF OSIRIS & IMPENDING DOOM
With each consecutive release WHITECHAPEL add new elements to their already impressive formula. With their 4th full length, they a achieve a higher level of musicianship by slowing things down a bit and adding more atmosphere. Fans were already treated to a taste of this with the Recorrupted EP and it’s first track ‘Section 8′ and then later with the ‘Hate Creation’ single. Both tracks we’re perfect representations of the direction WHITECHAPEL were and are headed. Still unmistakably heavy and groovy, but with a more confident self awareness that writing the same tired riffs and drum patterns album after album gets you no where unless you’re AC/DC. Starting off the self titled is a killer mood enhancing piano intro that mistakingly lulls the listener into thinking this isn’t WHITECHAPEL. At :36seconds in it becomes painfully obvious what’s happening. ‘Make It Bleed’ is sure to have floors littered with injured fans for years to come. It isn’t until tracks 3 & 4 that they hit full stride and the unmerciful beat downs begin. WHITECHAPEL have found their groove with their self titled and show no signs of slowing down. -by Jon Hole
Recommended listening: ‘I, Dementia’, ‘Faces’ & ‘The Night Remains’
Production credits: Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Mark Lewis
Release date: June 19, 2012
In conclusion…WHITECHAPEL have moved beyond an almost stagnant genre and made a more diverse and mature record with their self titled.