Personnel: Mitch Lucker (vocals); Mike Bodkins, Chris Garza (guitars); Mark Heylmun (bass guitar); Alex Lopez (drums).
Audio Mixer: Tue Madsen.
Illustrator: Dave McKean.
California's Suicide Silence has digested the history of extreme metal from black, to death, to doom, to thrash, to hardcore, and everywhere in between, and synthesized it into a potent mixture. Thundering tracks like "Hands of a Killer" reel like a man on fire, staggering in slow motion to every line of the scorched vocals. "No Pity For a Coward" builds methodically, with an insistent beat and snarling, snapping guitars, and "Bludgeoned to Death" does something close to that to the listener. It's an aggressive and exhausting album that refuses to let up under any circumstances.
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "With plenty of thuggish breakdowns and technical riffing that never compromises on sheer blunt force trauma..."