Whitechapel are extremely high up on the ‘bands I should check out eventually’ list; their particular brand of deathcore always seems to get a little more respect than a lot of their peers so it’s probably fair to assume that they lie more towards the heavy and traditional end of the spectrum. So with Metal Blade announcing that the band will release Whitechapel on June 19th, I may finally get the chance to cross them off that list. While the artwork isn’t anything particularly special, the above track ‘Hate Creation‘, which contains the always tight and punchy production of Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder and Devildriver), has a fair amount of brutal riffs, groove sections and even dynamics — more reminiscent of Despised Icon than say Oceano. Definitely not a game changer, but not something to be scoffed at either.

– DL


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