AOTY 2019

The Simulation

Born of Osiris - The Simulation
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Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2019 Ratings: #973
January 11, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sumerian Records / Label
Deathcore, Metalcore / Genres
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If there is one genre that I am not qualified to talk about, it has to be the "extreme metal" genres that all end in -core. Considering that my only knowledge of extreme metal is Meshuggah - Bleed and that one video of the drummer from Infant Annihilator playing the drums like he is suffering from a severe case of Parkinson's, and the elitism of the metal community in general, I am not expecting this review to even be read at all.

That being said, if this is all deathcore has to ... read more
I like how they've vent more progressive metalcore but kept so many of their technical elements, with some deathcore featured somewhat prominently too, among these other genres and sounds heard within the album. This was a really good input into the Born of Osiris world. I like it and I think their albums are consecutively good and their consistency, as a band at least, is fantastic. Like I said, there's experimentation here, and it sounds good to me. I think this is probably their third best ... read more
I don't know why I expected much from a deathcore/metalcore record, but yeah, this sucks. As is with alot of others in the genre, its tough to distinguish yourself, and this just feels like a culmination of the sound of the past 10 years or so. Not impressed
To be completely fair, I left my melodic death/metalcore days behind a long time ago. I was really into After the Burial and related bands in my youth. Today... it's another story.

Being honest here, this is better than most Metalcore bands from back in the day, so it beats the competition from this kinda weak genre in the get go. It still has a lot of problems that are shared throughout the entire genre spectrum.

Thoughtfully edgy lyricism, mid-tempo and weird placed chug chugs, tasty but ... read more
Over the top screaming is the worst knock on this album. Every other problem this album has isn't THAT bad. But that takes this album from something that has potential but got fucked and now sucks
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