Whitechapel - The Valley



7.9 | 64 votes |
Release date: 29 March 2019
Style: Deathcore

Owners:

23 have it
7 want it


01. When A Demon Defiles A Witch
02. Forgiveness Is Weakness
03. Brimstone
04. Hickory Creek
05. Black Bear
06. We Are One
07. The Other Side
08. Third Depth
09. Lovelace
10. Doom Woods

Line-up
Phil Bozeman - vocals
Alex Wade - guitars
Zach Householder - guitars
Ben Savage - guitars
Gabe Crisp - bass

Session musicians
Navene Koperweis - drums

Additional info
Label: Metal Blade Records

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01.11.2018 - 17:31
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Cover is fucking cool.

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01.11.2018 - 19:48
Rating: 10
Majohadica
I'll be waiting for this.I love this band
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03.11.2018 - 19:21
s_t_s
Their latest album was such a disappointment that I don't know what to expect next. Too bad as they have done great things ! Fingers crossed.
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29.03.2019 - 14:06
Rating: 6
zeromus44
I think dissapointment is the right word for this album. Maybe in the future they can improve their old sound instead of doing whatever this is.
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02.04.2019 - 01:48
Rating: 9
Overrwatcher
People on more generalized music sites (sputnikmusic and rateyourmusic) have been praising this album a lot. I've really liked what I've heard from the singles, and might actually write a review for this. Whitechapel actually has an identity now.
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.06.2016 at 19:43

Overwatcher, MS Xena, crumbled him in no time. MS needs you to kill the boredom in here.
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05.04.2019 - 15:24
Rating: 10
OpethFlames
This is pretty awesome stuff! I always thought Whitechapel and deathcore in general was just heavy riffs with breakdowns and ridiculous screaming or extreme low gutturals.

Bozeman is a beast! Amazing variation in his gutturals and screams, and this guy has a great singing voice! Great vocal patterns and lyrics you can understand without reading the booklet.
There are actually clean riff leads and death metal parts. Superb drumming.

What other deathcore albums are similar to this, have I been missing out, living under a rock?
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06.04.2019 - 00:16
Rating: 8
J the Metallizer
Written by OpethFlames on 05.04.2019 at 15:24

What other deathcore albums are similar to this, have I been missing out, living under a rock?

Have you heard "The Great Collapse" by Fit for an Autopsy? I'd recommend that album heartily, has a good mixture of heavy as fuck riffage and melodic parts, though no such beautiful cleans as Phil's.
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Good shit:
Redemptor - Arthaneum (excellent Polish tech-death)
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06.04.2019 - 02:15
Rating: 10
OpethFlames
No, I have not. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check them out!
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06.04.2019 - 10:37
Rating: 9
Overrwatcher
Written by OpethFlames on 05.04.2019 at 15:24

This is pretty awesome stuff! I always thought Whitechapel and deathcore in general was just heavy riffs with breakdowns and ridiculous screaming or extreme low gutturals.

Bozeman is a beast! Amazing variation in his gutturals and screams, and this guy has a great singing voice! Great vocal patterns and lyrics you can understand without reading the booklet.
There are actually clean riff leads and death metal parts. Superb drumming.

What other deathcore albums are similar to this, have I been missing out, living under a rock?


A lot of deathcore bands have fantastic vocalists with a ton of variation. It's become a trademark of the genre. The genre used to actually deserve the negative reputation it had, but the past few years have been absolutely ridiculously good for the scene.

I still gotta get around to cleaning up my deathcore list, but I will second the Fit For An Autopsy recommendation. That album is by far the closest thing to this, just with more of a bleak/pessimistic focus instead of outright anger/sadness. Also worth checking out the split they did, The Depression Sessions. The others on this list aren't anywhere as close. They'll have one or two aspects that this album does, and that's it.

For another emotional deathcore album, Make Them Suffer's debut Neverbloom is great as well. A little too breakdown-heavy at times, but the keyboards and lyrics make this album a standout. If the breakdowns are too much for you, their newer metalcore stuff is even better IMO.

Slice The Cake's Odyssey to the West is a really proggy deathcore epic with a lot of softer moments and clean singing. To give an idea, it got more attention on /r/progmetal than on /r/deathcore.

Shadow Of Intent's Reclaimer was hands down one of my favorite releases of 2017. It gets tiring by the end (most deathcore albums suffer from this, Whitechapel here sidestepped it with a lighter second half) but they succeeded in their grand and ambitious concept.

If you want something that sounds more like standard death metal, Thy Art Is Murder's new album Dear Desolation got the attention of a lot of people from outside the deathcore scene. It's hard-hitting, energetic, a little catchy, and has some extremely bleak moments within.

There's a lot more good deathcore albums out there, I just listed the ones that are vaguely similar to what you liked about this one.
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.06.2016 at 19:43

Overwatcher, MS Xena, crumbled him in no time. MS needs you to kill the boredom in here.
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18.04.2019 - 19:01
Rating: 10
Majohadica
Very great album.All songs on it are awesome and amazing
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18.04.2019 - 19:04
Rating: 10
Majohadica
Wonderfull is Hickory Creek
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