Review by Daniel for Whitechapel - A New Era of Corruption (2010)
Whilst certainly not setting my world on fire, Whitechapel are much better than most critics will have you believe. The musicianship & production here is pretty good & whilst they're not attempting anything terribly original, there are still plenty of chunky riffs & gutteral death growls to dig your teeth into. There could certainly be more variation to differentiate between tracks & I'm not a fan of the occasional hardcore drum beats that poke their head out every now & then but the vocals are very deep at times & I find myself really enjoying the deathier second half of the CD more than the first half. Frankly, I'm a little tired of the deathcore/metalcore backlash. I'm generally not a huge fan of deathcore but giving crap reviews to bands that perform at this standard just because you don't like the subgenre in general is not cool when there is so much crappier stuff out there.