Utah deathcore veterans Chelsea Grin have a busy summer ahead of them, especially since they’re playing the final edition of the Vans Warped Tour. Recently having holed up in the studio with Drew Fulk and Josh Travis (Emmure) co-producing the new material, the band has recently announced that the untitled new album is “finished”. Having dropped off a recent support tour for Motionless In White, this is welcome news for fans of the band, especially if the time off helped recharge their batteries. It’s the band’s first new album since 2016’s Self-Inflicted. Check out the full statements from the band below.
Upon listening to “Flag Of The Beast”, a song off the 7th full-length album from New York nu-metal/deathcore/metalcore group Emmure, it’s easy to say that it’s the band’s best album since their 2007 debut, Goodbye To The Gallows. It’s not that much different than the band’s previous work, and doesn’t really break much new ground, but maybe the key word is “fresh”. Because that’s exactly what Look At Yourself accomplishes – it’s not a lengthy album compared to Eternal Enemies, but instead trims the fat and makes Emmure sound revitalized.
Perhaps it’s the addition of new members that worked? In this case, it’s likely – new additions Phil Lockett, Josh Miller, and especially guitarist Joshua Travis have been important to the band’s “rebirth” of sorts. This is evident in the conversation I had with guitarist Joshua Travis on the final date of their tour supporting After The Burial which concluded recently. We briefly touched on previous projects, but also what it was like working with Frankie in the studio, as well as one of the best bands Emmure is playing with this summer on the Vans Warped Tour – experimental metal band Candiria. You can check out the full conversation below.