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A New Era Of Corruption

Whitechapel Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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1. Devolver
2. Breeding Violence
3. The Darkest Day of Man
4. Reprogrammed to Hate
5. End of Flesh
6. Unnerving
7. A Future Corrupt
8. Prayer of Mockery
9. Murder Sermon
10. Necromechanical
11. Single File to Dehumanization

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2010 release, the third album from the Knoxville, Tennessee Metal band. " I think this record truly represents where we are as musicians at this point in our career. A New Era of Corruption is the heaviest and most aggressive material we have written to date," comments guitarist and founding member Alex Wade.

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2010 release, the third album from the Knoxville, Tennessee Metal band. " I think this record truly represents where we are as musicians at this point in our career. A New Era of Corruption is the heaviest and most aggressive material we have written to date," comments guitarist and founding member Alex Wade.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Technical perfection Aug. 14 2010
Format:Audio CD
Whitechapel is probably home into the deathcore section, if that matters. It's fast, precise, and technical. It draws a lot of its riffs from the metalcore wave (a serie of "1" and "0", a lot of breakbeats, a production in your face), but clearly stands in the death metal grounds. Its production is perfect and ultra polished. You'll highly enjoy this band if you're into bands like Despised Icon, Carnifex and Coldworker.

"A New Era of Corruption" is, according to what the band says, where the musicians stands on a technical level. Well, one can wonders if this album is technically more mature than the precedent "This is Exile", another masterpiece. In my opinion, ANEOC is a bit more straightforward and compact, sometimes giving this incredible groove and continuity to the whole. You'll listen to it again and again, always discovering something new. Highly recommended.

The artwork is highly compatible with the music: representing all the darkness and the mechanized side of this music. "A New Era of Corruption" is available in digipak and on vinyl.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars origin of the name of the group March 25 2011
Format:Audio CD
whitechapel is a place in london great britains and a serial killer name jack the stripper make many victim by cuting throat and decapitated there victims
many of the victims are prostitute
about the music is great
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal as Hell --- Naysayer's dont get it June 18 2010
By Michael A. Reyna - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love, not like, all types of Metal. Ranging from Technical Metal(The Faceless) to thrash to Straight-Up-Metal such as Whitechapel. This is a band that is in your face with very aggressive riffs, beats that never let up and down and dirty vox. This album is a good progressive movement for the band. It really makes me mad that people are saying that this album is messy and doesn't make sense. I guess it kind of sounded like that to me the first time I heard it, but after hearing it a few times, all the parts came together in my head, and I was anticipating the hard as hell parts that were to come in the songs. I am a big fan of the Deftones, and I was very surprised to hear that Chino collaborated with Whitechapel on Reprogrammed to Hate(track 4), which is one of my favorite tracks on the album. Some other amazing tracks that STAND OUT are End of Flesh, Darkest Day of Man, and A Future Corrupt. There also more sic solos in this album than the last. Overall, if you like Whitechapel, this album is a must.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a savage mix of death metal, traditional, and doom July 10 2010
By king beagley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Whitechapel is a radical band and they sound like no other band. I have 4 other deathcore bands in my collection: Earth From Above, the Great Commission (both Strike First Records),Oceano (Earache Records), and Job For A Cowboy (Whitechapel's labelmates on Metal Blade).however, Whitechapel does not stick with one sound. if you listen carefully, you can hear doom metal and traditional metal mixed in as well, which makes it impossible to pigeonhole them into one genre. I believe that they are one of the few bands that blaze their own trail instead of following other trails. will these guys make a junior effort? would love to see it happen.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most underrated/inappropriately lambasted metal albums of all time, and the best album of 2010... Feb. 17 2014
By TheTruthHurts - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
...as well as "Whitechapel's best album, by an extremely wide margin (as well as their only album worth listening to)" (that includes their newer self-titled release, which is about a tenth as enjoyable as "New Era..."). Recently, I heard a track contained within this band's newest (self-titled) album on Sirius 40 (thanks again, Jose; I'd be lost without you), and while I wasn't tremendously impressed, I figured that since I have Rhapsody, which incidentally provides virtually every metal album in recent history, no matter how obscure (Sirius and Rhapsody = a winning combination for any metal fan), I'd give the album a shot (why not?). Though I enjoyed said album to a moderate extent, having over twenty-five years of metal experience, I'm never one to assume that a band's latest offering is its best (rarely the case, as most bands go). Thus, we go back one album...and arrive at "New Era of Corruption," a profoundly powerful sledgehammer of a collection of tracks that immediately, after one listen, became my new "favorite" album (of the moment, anyway; no way of knowing how long it will last, but six listens in, I still can't stop listening). It's always a treat to listen to an album of exceptional merit that I somehow missed years ago, but always bittersweet, knowing that it's been in existence for as long and that I'm simply late to the party; much better late than never.

Where to begin? Let's start not with discussion of merits of the album, per se, but with what seems to be universally baseless criticism of this band (forget the album) stemming from the mentally weak amongst us...those who "down-vote" based on something as trivial as sub-genre classification and their silly beliefs that they will no longer be respected by the "metal community" if they show respect to anything that they feel falls into the "hated" "deathcore" category. Let me assist you with this: integrity trumps all, and trying to fit in with folks who apparently suffer from integrity deficits of their own is not something to admire. Second, labeling anything, then disparaging it on the basis of that label alone, is generally the act of a fool; it denigrates not only the target of said label, but displays a pure lack of respect on behalf of he who labels (he who is typically in no position to be labeling anyone or anything else).

This album is, quite simply, beyond classification; it cannot simply be called "deathcore," nor can it be grouped into any one sub-classification of metal. Frankly, "deathcore" is little but a nonsensical concept, given that its supposed source, "metalcore," was always a false name for what is actually the farthest thing from real "metalcore" (bands like All Out War, Earth Crisis, etc., who incorporated "metal" with "hardcore" music; somewhere along the lines, bands like Killswitch and All That Remains apparently somehow became hardcore bands who also incorporated metal...odd, isn't it)...

Anyway, I digress; if you pass this album up because you're afraid you'll no longer have the respect of your metal-listening peers, then I simply have this to say: grow a spine and give the album a chance. Why? It's brilliant--that's why. Musically, the album doesn't scream "ingenuity," though literally every track within the album is excellent; you'll find that each of them will invariably find their way deep into the crevices of your brain (at one point or another), and simply will not relent. "Unnerving," for example, is absolutely *prodigious* (possibly my favorite of the album, with "End of Flesh" and "The Darkest Day of Man" close runners-up). Lyrically, Phil simply redefines what "powerful" means to metal vocals, and while I haven't yet taken the time to investigate the all-around message of the album from a lyrical perspective (I generally don't concern myself with the "message;" I'm here for the sound [including the sound of the vocalist, more than the words behind said sound] and the emotion it generates), I have no doubt that it is precisely as powerful as it would appear to be. Production quality is literally flawless (find yourself a system that can reproduce the entire range of human hearing [~20 to 20KHz] [e.g. a car with a 15" subwoofer and component speakers]; you'll be glad you did). (I'd also like to add that here, we have a rare case of the album's artwork actually adding something of value to the experience; it genuinely does set the mood for what's to come.)

As such, after giving the album a fair chance (at least two *complete* listens, please), if you genuinely dislike it (if you're a fan of metal, I can't see a way that this might be possible), then so be it. Voice your *honest* contempt toward the album. For God's sake, though, please don't besmirch something that you refuse to give an honest chance because you're afraid to.

In conclusion, this album easily bests Whitechapel's self-titled follow-up (it's clear that some of the pressure to move away from the "deathcore" label got to them, and that is truly sad...this will likely be their pinnacle), and for *any fan of kick-a$$ metal* (how's that for classification?), regardless of whatever sub-genres you (think that you) prefer, give it a chance. I dare state that, in time, this brutally hard, agonizingly dark, absolute masterpiece of *metal* will be regarded as not only the best album ever to be associated (right or wrong) with "deathcore," but one of the 100 greatest metal albums, of any sub-genre, of all time. With twenty-five years of metal exposure, having heard tens of thousands of albums, I can conclusively state that very few even approach the level of emotional attachment that this perfectly-realized creation generates; it's simply in a league of its own, and is therefore like nothing I've previously experienced. Forget the naysayers, stand tall, and give this album a genuine chance!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars (4.5 stars) Crossover metallists Whitechapel plunge back into the murk Jan. 24 2013
By A. Stutheit - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Following a brief excursion into a more traditional deathcore sound (on 2008's "This Is Exile"), the third album from Tennessee's Whitechapel finds the band diving headlong back into the gore-inspired deathgrind murk that birthed them. While maintaining their usual downtuned chug and stomp reminiscent of All Shall Perish and The Acacia Strain, 2010's "A New Era Of Corruption" is actually more influenced by the likes of Carcass (and their predecessors) than anything else. Whitechapel's sound is essentially comprised of a three-headed guitar attack (which evokes Suffocation and Dying Fetus), coupled with Black Dahlia Murder-styled machine gun blasting, and absolutely killer vocals. And the heck of it all is, this is a Christian metal band. And "A New Era..." is not only a very heavy record -- it is a full-on, no-holds-barred brutal one!

"Devolver" boasts crunchy, chugging, rusty-sounding riffs, driving, underlying blast beats, and monstrously brutal and crusty, Dying Fetus/Misery Index-esque vocals,. Add some chunky, lurching hardcore breakdowns and occasional guitar harmonies to the mix and the end result is a very strong and memorable set opener. "Breeding Violence" also has really powerful and memorable vocal patterns, occasionally punctuating near goregrind-esque pig squeals with high-register, black metal-like shrieks. "The Darkest Day Of Man" is fueled by blistering, impeccable, machine gun blast beats, thus making it a piece of almost pure grindcore (although some extra low and evil-sounding deathly growls are included, here.) "Reprogrammed To Hate" is a kind of ordinary deathcore song, and it certainly is a breakdown-happy one. But its saving grace comes in the form of more excellent drumming -- skinsman Kevin Lane lays down some really inventive and dexterous drum fills throughout -- and a fairly ripping guitar solo. The track is also noteworthy for featuring a cameo from the Deftones' vocalist Chino Moreno.

"End Of Flesh" is another very Dying Fetus-influenced death/grinder that accompanies chunky, pounding guitars with booming deathcore breakdowns. And the tune tucks in a completely unexpected melodic guitar break for good measure, too. "Unnerving," however, works much differently. It begins with a slow, forebodingly atmospheric, symphonic black metal-sounding keyboard intro before blasting off with an excellent and propulsive drum solo. And things eventually settle down into lurching, rhythmically-lock-step unison rhythms. "A Future Corrupt" is an surprisingly blistering and almost purely thrashy number anchored by more motoring double-time drum pummel. It has a few slow death/metalcore-ish breakdowns, sure, but Whitechapel riff their way out of them in no time.

"Prayer Of Mockery" and "Murder Sermon" are two more fiery and blood-pumping cuts. The former is driven by crunching guitar leads and machine-gun-fast drumming, and is also highlighted by brutal pig-squeals, commanding breakdowns, and occasional melodic solos. And the latter is highlighted by guest screaming from The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett and some savagely nasty, Gojira-inspired riffing. But "Necromechanical" is a shocker. It creeps by at an ominously slow, and even doomy pace. Needless to say, it is a big standout track on account of it being such an anomaly. And how about the fairly wailing guitar solo, too?! And "Single File To Dehumanization" wraps things up, and does so with another broodingly mid-tempo speed, frequent harmonic sections, and noteworthy melodic guitar outro.

In sum, "A New Era Of Corruption" makes for one pretty darn satisfying listen. Any fan of either the death metal or grindcore genre should find much to sink their teeth into and feast on, here.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenominal!!! Oct. 8 2012
By chaosisthename - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The only word you can really use to describe this album is Phenomenal!! I think my three favorites are "Darkest Day of Man" "Breeding Violence" and you have to love "Murder Sermon." Murder Sermon is fast paced for the verses and then slower for Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain), and it's perfection through and through!! This album is probably the climax to their career but I'm very confident it is very far from over, I can see them driving a legacy like Cannibal Corpse, or even Slayer. Phil Bozeman is among my all time favorite vocalists for his brutal sucker punch growling and very sinister sadistic tone. Whitechapel is a must have in any metal fan's collection!!!
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