10.) SPEAKER OF THE DEAD
Didn't see that coming. Or maybe you did. In any case, here's my interesting backwards argument for this album:
For a long time, I hated Emmure. I remember watching one of their old videos, going, "why do all these guys dress like [insert accidental racist slip here]?"
And I didn't dig the speak-then-scream vocal style of Thanos. Anyway, last year, I had a friend on facebook who kept telling me to listen to this album. I refused for a long time. A looooong time. Then after reading a hilarious metalsucks article about how ridiculous the lyrics are,
I decided to give it a shot.
What I didn't expect was me liking it. Right from the opening breakdown of "Children of Cybertron", I found myself oddly intrigued. Why? After careful observation, meditation, and reflection, It's due to a couple reasons:
1.) Mindless groove breakdowns. Sometimes, that's all my ear wants to hear, and Emmure delivers that. Screw solos, technicality, and substance! I can't listen to Obscura all day, dammit!
2.) It's music for a specific mood. Mainly, for working out. I find this to be a great album to jog to; it's got that perfect balance of tempo and groove that keeps me going.
3.) I find it funny. From Transformers, to Street Fighter, to Alien Abductions, to "Drug Dealer Friend" where the only lyrics are I WANNA WATCH YOU SUCK HIS DICK... BITCH, it's got a certain charm to it for me.
I don't know why. I don't take it seriously. But it's just fun
for me to throw on once in a while.
Children of Cybertron
Drug Dealer Friend
Demons With Ryu
So do you guys agree with me, or do you AGREE with me???