These 30 second samples that sometimes pop up without warning on Amazon are starting to become an interesting way to preview an album, it means that the listener gets the gist of an album and it only really ‘spoils the surprise’ of about a tenth of the material on show. However, you don’t see many labels linking to or making noise about it — maybe they’re not aware when Amazon puts the previews up or would rather link people to full tracks but the news always seems to pop up on a news site instead. This time the honours go to The PRP, who posted about it late last night.

Whitechapel gives off the exact vibe you would expect from the band at this point — the breakdowns are present but, as with a lot of more ‘accepted’ deathcore acts, most of the time they straddle that line between an uptempo breakdown or a slower groovy chug quite proficiently. A lot of the time, it’s hard to tell whether these riffs would be more at home on, say, a Pantera release or an early Job For A Cowboy release. But regardless of the stigma of either style, it definitely sounds like an album worthy of your attention. Also, if you’re in the mood for something a little more substantial, you can hear a new track ‘I, Dementia in it’s entirety over at Loudwire and I’d definitely be interesting in hearing what everyone thinks of it. If it wasn’t for obvious difference in vocals, I’d say some of it sounds like it wouldn’t be out of place in a Slipknot or Devildriver track, take that in whatever way you please but with a pinch of salt is probably the best…

– DL

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