Suicide Silence returns to form on new single, “Meltdown” – listen

We won’t rehash the story for you, but know this – Suicide Silence are a band with plenty to prove going into their upcoming 6th full-length album, Become The Hunter. Their 2017 self-titled full-length, which attempted to shoehorn Deftones-esque melodic sections into their brand of deathcore, simply didn’t work – both commercially or critically. Spawning a legion of “TEEHEE!” memes, the veteran band became something of a running joke in the metal community, though that wasn’t completely warranted considering the quality of their previous material.

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Suicide Silence have finished recording a new album, due out in 2020

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.

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