While the band certainly became a memeable punching bag after the release of their most recent self-titled debut album, it wasn’t all that long ago that Suicide Silence were at least competent songwriters. Their final album with vocalist Mitch Lucker, The Black Crown, showed a surprising amount of musical growth, and while its follow-up with new vocalist Eddie Hermida wasn’t necessarily amazing, there was hope that their self-titled album would move the needle more.
Of course, that wasn’t the case. Injecting a heavy dosage of nu-metal into their signature deathcore, it was easily their low point as a band – notably being critically savaged by just about every major music critic out there. While there were a few intriguing moments on the album, it was a largely unsuccessful album cycle for the veterans. However, there is some renewed hope with the news that 2020 will bring new music from the band.