Nov 1, 2019
People talk about possessing a drive to succeed. But how badly do most of them really want it? Emmure captures the sound and spirit of what it’s like to fight for one’s vision.
There’s no feigned sophistication, no phoned-in sloganeering, and no calculated drama with Emmure. This is barebones, punishing, death metal-flavored metallic hardcore, driven by the catchiest rhythmic bounce of Active Rock radio’s golden age of nü-metal.
Frankie Palmeri has no patience left for gossip, rumors, or half-truths. It really doesn’t matter what gets said about the band the frontman has led through good times and bad, because the music of Emmure presents a swift, decisive answer. Since 2003, the Queens, New York native has watched Emmure grow from an idea into an international institution. Emmure carries the torch for heavy music and the hardcore scene’s most celebrated abrasive edge, with a truth-telling bravado and an outsider’s angry disdain for bullshit. Simply put, the band blasts upon all scene fakery with full-on fury.