Mark of the Blade [CD]

  • Artist: Whitechapel
  • SKU: 5224000
  • Release Date: 06/24/2016
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Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (38 out of 41)

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but doesn't blow me away

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    HBDad
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    I have always loved this band but I feel like I've been outgrowing their sound for the last few albums instead gravitating to more progressive stuff. In this album, it feels like they are painfully aware this is happening with a lot of their fans and they tried to change things up leaving me with a mixed bag. There are a couple of songs with their first foray into clean vocals which actually work well even if they are used pretty minimally. I suspect those are Trojan horses to a whole new sound for their next album which is welcomed. There are some other sounds explored on this album that don't feel as successful unfortunately making the album feel a bit repetitive one moment and then very disjointed in others. It's all interesting but much of it fails to get me excited the way they did back in the day. Again, I don't think it's them as much as its me. You should still check it out if you've liked them or this style in the past, just don't expect to be blown away!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mark Of The Blade

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    metalhead
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    Before anyone jumps the gun, yes, Whitechapel's new album has two songs that feature clean vocals. While this is a first for the band, it's not unheard of. A similar band, Impending Doom did a song on their fourth album Baptized In Filth with clean vocals, and that was with Ryan Clark from Demon Hunter. That being said, don't expect full-on ballads here. It's still very much in the spirit of Whitechapel, as is the rest of the album with it's 1, 2 punch sound they're known for. After all, the theme of the album is the fan base and how loyal they are. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pretty lame

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    Samus
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    Phil is an incredible vocalist and the guitar tone is sick, but that's about all I can say about it. The production is about as over produced and as stale as it gets. Computer sounding drums. No riffs, very weak. Lyrics are complete trash. This band has completely lost its way and fails to recapture the magic they had on their first three albums. Once they started making money they basically became a NU metal band with a death metal vocalist. There's much better stuff you could spend your valuable time on listening too

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crushing, meaningful, and brutal.

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    WarlockBC
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    Fans of Whitechapel will not be let down with this release. Over the years I have watched this band mature, and I cannot overstate the importance of maturity. In a genre where gimmicks can be found at every turn, it is refreshing to see a band grow, yet stay true to their roots. Highly recommend this. Make sure your speakers are ready for an all out assault.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New to being a White Chapel fan, but interesting..

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    MrFirebird
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    Little by little I become fans of bands that at first I am not sure of. This is the first 'White Chapel' album that I personally own, so I am trying to let it sink in. I am a fan of a handful of different genres of music, so this is something that I am glad I have decided to add to my great CD collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Horizons, Still Brutal

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    kelbo
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    With this album Whitechapel have gone to musical heights never before explored by the band. Clean vocals appear on a couple of tracks but still maintain that edge that one would expect from this band. Don't be afraid of change Whitechapel fans, the band will continue to evolve and get better!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A more multi-dimensional release form this band.

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    LordGrayskull1979
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    Whitechapel are known for their blistering deathcore attack, but have really stepped up their game to stretch their sound. Use of clean vocals and even a ballad enter the mix on this album. However, the album is strongly consistent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Turns out I'm not a fan

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    metallion
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    Tried this CD based on reviews but I don't dig the singers voice, so it turns out I'm not a fan. If you like growling vocals, then be my guest, because that's what you get

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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