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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Review: Rose Funeral- Gates Of Punishment (2011)

Band: Rose Funeral
Release: Gates Of Punishment
Genre: Deathcore
Label: Metal Blade Records
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1. Legions Of Ruination
2. Grotesque Indulgence
3. Beyond The Entombed
4. False Divine (Feat. Steve Tucker from Morbid Angel)
5. Arise Infernal Existence
6. Malignant Amour (Feat. Kate Alexander)
7. A Recreant Canticle
8. The Desolate Form
9. Entercism
10. Amidst Gehenna
11. Gates Of Punishment

Review: 3/10

I have no idea what is up with deathcore lately, but it seems that all they want to do is re-hash everything over and over again. One of two cases in point is the new Rose Funeral (other case in point will be Suffokate). I will give them the fact that they incorporate a lot of death metal into their songs and actually have some form of progression. Whatever bug that Morbid Angel has that resulted in their latest release becoming an abomination to metal and their fans. Even Hitler had to rise up and make a Youtube video of it. Deviating from my Morbid Angel rant, the sad thing is that Chris Tucker’s guest vocals on this album is the best part about that entire thing, which should give you enough insight on what to expect.

Honestly, I did not like Rose Funeral before reviewing this, but I thought maybe they have changed just a bit.

Wrong! Chuck Testa!

With a boring opener, the second song “Grotesque Mutilation” is exactly what you would expect from a band that would go to a random shocking song title generator online to sound like. If Schnitzel from the TV show Chowder was to start growling, this is as close as what he would sound like. The guitar “solo” (though I would hardly call it that) is weak. The guitarist just stepped on a pedal to change the sound, but failed to sound any different from the rhythm guitar. And the little rapping section in the beginning said “lets get on Whitechapel’s chode and do what dey do so dat we can beecom famus!!”

I don’t mean to slam them too much, it’s just that there is nothing new, and they don’t venture out too much with the rehashing job they did here. Every genre on this earth is chock full of artists and bands that bring nothing new to the genre and cater to younger fans so that they can get recognition for what other bands have already done before them. The high pitched vocals are raspy and have no thrills, while the growls are somewhat decent but don’t really have too much to offer to the table.

Another band’s thunder they ride is on the song “Malignant Amour.” They resemble Carnifex so much that I can’t ever take Rose Funeral seriously ever again. And what in Satan’s name is that awful opera section that just comes out of nowhere? If you’ve ever seen the movie Thumbtanic and heard the horrible parody they did of the opera singer, then you are more educated without having to subject yourself to this. It’s ok, you can thank me later by buying me a beer.

I would rather look at and critique 500 awkward family pictures than review something like this again. Unfortunately, I still have to review the new Suffokate, which is an even bigger deathcore septic tank than this. Be on the lookout for that steamer that would make your dad who takes pictures of his poop proud.

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