Slave to the Game is the fifth studio album by American metalcore band Emmure, released on April 10, 2012 through Victory Records. The record was produced by Joey Sturgis, who also did production on the band's previous album Speaker of the Dead. It is the first album to feature drummer Mark Castillo, following the band parting ways with their former drummer Mike Kaabe in October 2011.
Slave to the Game doesn’t have any of that except for Protoman. The pitch of the guitars aren’t quite as deep as before, but they’re even duller and more boring than ever, the drumming is devastatingly simple except for the SLIGHTLY complex (but tight) kick drumming, of course, you can’t hear the bassist, but the bass is enough to shatter your eardrums. But even then again, the bass in this album doesn’t even compare to Speaker of the Dead. I wouldn’t recommend this album to anyone unless all they’re looking for is breakdowns
Emmure have a certain sound that they’ve developed over the years, and their latest album Slave to the Game fits perfectly into the mold they have created for themselves. Thick with video game references and infused with the members’ own personalities, the album is everything an Emmure fan would expect it to be. The band cranked this record out around their busy tour schedule, which may be part of why they haven’t changed their formula much, but what they do, they do well. Protoman and MDMA are oddly paced, with a slower, more dynamic feel than the rest of the album.
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The gaming theme hinted at in the album art and title inspires "Insert Coin," an intro track comprised of the sound of footsteps leading into an arcade and quarters being dropped into a machine, revisited later in the record on "Poltergeist," an electronic interlude that juxtaposes spoken word prayers against demonic screams and leads into "Cross Over Attack," which uses video game-themed.
BPM Profile Slave to the Game. Album starts at 132BPM, ends at 122BPM (-10), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Emmure.
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