Suicide Silence unleashed their hard-hitting and ruthless album, The Black Crown, on July 12, 2011 and while I’ve always been a fan of the band, this release is really a true juggernaut of sound. Holy shit this album is amazing!
You can practically hear each nuance of every instrument throughout the disc and lyrically, Mitch Lucker’s words are as profane as they are profound. Prior to it’s release and with the promotion of their sickening music video for “You Only Live Once,” where the band falls victim to a trigger-happy shooting range, you knew something fresh and crazy was coming from this Riverside, California group.
I was also thoroughly impressed when Korn’s Jonathan Davis appeared on the song “Witness Addiction,” and sung: “I used to wish I could fly / Spread my wings and fly away / I’d cross my fingers for a day / Wishing for a better way / So take my hands and take me away / Burn, Liar / I’d close my eyes and even pray / Wishing for a better day.” What a call cameo.
All in all this effort is an extreme metal masterpiece and so far, is the best release of the band’s career. When the death metal revolution comes, everyone will know what side of the fence Suicide Silence is on. This album knocked me off my feet! If you at all like death metal, then you must go and buy this album for sure!
01. Slaves To Substance
03. Human Violence
04. You Only Live Once
05. March To The Black Crown
06. Witness The Addiction
07. Cross-Eyed Catastrophe
09. The Only Thing That Sets Us Apart
10. Cancerous Skies
Run Time: 33:30
Release Date: July 12, 2011
Check out the song “You Only Live Once”