Perth based sextet Make Them Suffer are back with their glorious third studio album, Worlds Apart. I will be honest, heavy deathcore is not my norm. But, as an angsty teen growing up in a depleting economy where a Thrasher T-shirt is more than my rent, I still find myself turning towards the choleric, emotion dripping genre on the occasion.
As someone who learnt classical theory for years of my childhood, I had to prepare myself to stop determining how ‘good’ the music was based on tone and melody, but on other factors. On backtracking and delving deep into the past creations from the band, it is clear in this album Make Them Suffer have done a lot of growing up since their debut album, Lord of Woe, was self-released in 2010. Worlds Apart showcases the overall development and maturity of the band now through the sound and lyrics chosen.
The second song on the album, Uncharted, is full of 2008 style samples, and speaks of what drives us in modern life. Newest Make Them Suffer addition, Booka Nile (keys, backup vocals), soothes with glittery keys and haunting vocals, giving an effective balance to Sean Harmanis‘ acrid vocals and heavy guitar. Another winner on the album is Vortex, bracketed “(Inderdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)”, this song is literally just that, a spine tingling vortex. Yet again, Booka’s keys reign supremacy.
This album surpasses the obligatory limits of deathcore, and in some ways might not be seen as deathcore at all. This band has pushed me past the bitter beginning of deathcore/metal/screamo, much like with black coffee and cigarettes to start with. A very good album to help broaden your audial palette. This will have the secular jamming.
Review Score: 7 out of 10.
Make Them Suffer tour Australian shores this September!
MAKE THEM SUFFER TOUR DATES
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September 15th | Enigma Bar, ADELAIDE
September 16th | Max Watts, MELBOURNE
September 20th | The Basement, CANBERRA
September 21st | The Cambridge Hotel, NEWCASTLE
September 22nd | The Brightside, BRISBANE
September 23rd | Oxford Art Factory, SYDNEY
September 24th | The Rosemount Hotel, PERTH