The Black Crown is the third album by Suicide Silence, scheduled for release via Century Media on July 11. I’ve started listening to it, and so far, so good. I’m especially enjoying a song called “Smashed”, which features the inimitable Frank Mullen (Suffocation) on guest vocals.
We’ll get around to reviewing the album eventually, but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about a remix of one of the album’s songs called “Human Violence”. That was the record’s first single, released for streaming on May 13. What we discovered yesterday is that Cameron “Big Chocolate” Argon has remixed “Human Violence”, and the remix is available for free download.
Big C has done this before, remixing a Suicide Silence single called “Disengage” about a year ago (we featured that here). You probably remember that he also collaborated with Suicide Silence frontdude Mitch Lucker on a project called Commissioner. Now he’s brought his remix skills to bear again — and what he’s done with “Human Violence” is a fuckin’ kick in the head.
Big C brings a fluctuating industrial vibe to the original song while preserving the screaming, groovy fury of the original. It will make you want to bounce, careen off walls, punch things, whip your head all the way around. Check it out after the jump, and then we’ll let you know how you can download the thing for yourselves.
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How to get this for yourself? Well, visit a special Suicide Silence page at a site called Guvera (here); look in the lower right-hand corner and you’ll see an option to download the remix. When you click to do that, you’ll be prompted to register — which requires an e-mail address and some other information, and then you’ll have to go to your e-mail in-box to get a verification link, and then you’ll have to go back to that special Suicide Silence page, and then you’ll have to click for the download again.
Could it be any more difficult to do this? Sure it could; they could insist you send a twitter-pic of your junk to underage boys or girls. But still, it’s a bit of a hassle. Is it worth the trouble? Well, you heard the song. What do you think?
In listening to the original, it sounds like SS took a major stylistic turn. Is the rest of the album like this? I actually enjoyed the deathcore they produced.
As for the remix, I’m digging it, but I like most of Cam’s stuff anyway.
They won’t completely shake the deathcore label with this album, but I do think the style is changing, closer to technical death metal — and would you believe keyboards?
keys what? i’ve always been a huge ss fan so i’m stoked to here the rest of their new shiit
I think they’re making a transition that won’t disappoint their fans, because it’s kind of a natural progression. I like the fact that they’re making some changes.
How do you have a copy of this album, already? It’s not up on demonoid or soulseek?????
We’re so big and famous now that I have a promo copy from the label. 🙂
Whoah! Frank Mullen!? Didn’t see that one coming. I like some of their stuff, I got the Body Bag edition of No Time To Bleed, and I liked it, but after two days, it got kinda’ boring. I still like the songs Wake Up and especially Disengage. I hate it when people call this band emo though, honestly I get that kind of vibe, but I think it’s only because of Mitch, he’s the only one that looks emo (okay, I admit it, the drummer looks KINDA’ emo), I mean c’mon, you have a freakin’ beardo in the band! Not only that, but they basically play slam death with more breakdowns… they were around before a LOT of the deathcore bands, and they’re one out of a handful of deathcore bands that wear real death metal band merch, I can recall Nile, Cannibal Corpse, and I think Suffocation being worn by these guys. I wish they’d get more credit in the metal community :/. Either that or I’m just justifying a guilty pleasure… either way.
The fact that you said that they stepped closer to tech death surprised me a bit, cuz their style so far has been kinda’ simple chugga chugga riffing. The fact that they took a step in that direction excites me (not like how Phro gets excited though) and worries me, I like their old style, and I’d like them to keep that intact, I mean, I do love me some tech death, but there’s something about SS’s style I like. Hopefully they’ll get more positive credit from the metal community for what they’ve done no matter what.
I agree with you that they get unfairly classified in some quarters with the great mass of deathcore bands. Of course, that’s how they started out — really in the first wave. But their riffing has gotten more intricate, more elaborate, particularly on this new album (along with some other changes). At the same time, it’s still recognizably Suicide Silence, which is why I don’t think their diehard fans are going to be disappointed in this new album.
Good to hear. Have their riffs become more memorable and catchy?
Better question..does he sill mix the death metal vocals with those obnoxious screams. One of my biggest turn offs in deathcore is the vocals
I’m afraid he still screams a lot, yes.
I actually like the screams. My biggest pet peeve about Mitch’s vocals are the lows, which are inhaled from what I can tell.
I like screams/wails in black metal. The really short, staccato way most deathcore singers scream their words grates on my nerves though. I just cant find any kind of flow to it
To each their own. :D. I like black metal rasps/screams/wails too, but I feel like there’s some sort of difference between the two, one seems more… raspy? Idk.
In my opinion, yes.