Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me

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Suicide Silence

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On 5 August 2014
Last modified:14 August 2018


Deep fast chunky guitar work, beefy beats and a serious merciless grind core finish


Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me
Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me

Southern Californian metal heavyweights ‘Suicide Silence’ were formed 10 years ago. After three successful records; which included remixes and guest appearances by Shawn “Clown” Crahan (Slipknot) and Jonathan Davis (Korn), the band unfortunately lost the much loved late ‘Mitch Lucker’ in 2012. The beloved frontman was tragically killed while riding his motorcycle on Halloween Night.

Suicide Silence decided to carry on making music, and have put their emotions from the last 2 years behind them. Vocalist Eddie Hermida has taken this opportunity to honour his friend’s legacy and etch a revamped sound of his own.

A tragedy can often shape an impressive and imposing piece of art and I am very astounded by this release. It’s right up my street and any other grind/deathcore fan who appreciates harsh screaming and low dirty gruff vocals. Extra eerie and creepy sound additions perk up your ears and simply make you listen. In fact my mighty and awesome speakers nearly took out my patio windows from shock of the grubby grind!

The album is full of deep, fast, chunky guitar work, beefy beats and a serious, merciless, grindcore finish that would make Mitch seriously proud. It is brutally heavy in parts, the brutal types that make you screw up your face in pain and head bang near the floor really slowly. My only little gripe, as you would expect with most grind core releases, is that whilst this album has been recorded in honour of Mitch, it is a shame that the lyrics are lost in the gruffness (I cannot understand many words at all, but I do like to scream grrrrrr at the top of my lungs if needed). A few guitar solos apparent here and there, but are minimal, something I think we could do a little bit more of to keep an extra diversity and a head bang break. The final track ‘Ouroboros’ is a little calmer than the rest of the album, but will still scare your dog.

Guest appearances from Death metal screamer George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) and Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), adding an extra drive to rid of satanic monsters. And produced and mixed by the bands long time friend Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura).

Ready for blasting right now!

Track Listing
1. M. A.L
2. Inherit The Crown
3. Cease To Exist
4. Sacred Words
5. Control
6. Warrior
7. You Can’t Stop Me
8. Monster Within
9. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don’t Die
12. Ouroboros

Suicide Silence Are:
Eddie Hermida – Vocals
Chris Garza – Guitar
Mark Heylmun – Guitar
Dan Kenny – Bass
Alex Lopez – Drums


Deep fast chunky guitar work, beefy beats and a serious merciless grind core finish

About Del Preston

So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.