I was a huge fan of Suffokate ever since they released Oakland. It was so raw and aggressive for its time, and they were also more hardcore than deathcore, though they did have some deathcore elements in their music. No Mercy, No Forgiveness, on the other hand, was pure deathcore in every way and drew both new fans and alienated their older fans in the change of musical direction.
The new song “The Hole Beneath” is definitely not their proudest moment, as much as it hurts to say that. From the heavy, monotonous riffage in the beginning, you can tell how this will turn out. The only good thing I can talk about is the vocals, which always bring the heat. The strangest thing is that this is the kind of track to make the people jump, but sorry, I would rather mosh any day. This is not the next big deathcore song that many fans are waiting for, but at least one good thing I can say is that they throw some metalcore elements into the verses, which might help change it up a little among other fans.
Anyways, this track is horrible. I still have some hope for the upcoming album Return To Despair, though I’m not holding my breath for it. Oakland was a masterpiece, No Mercy No Forgiveness was tolerable, and here’s to hoping Return To Despair won’t be the next rung down the ladder of crap.