Make Them Suffer have overcome the difficult third album curse with their best and most experimental effort yet.
Worlds Apart opens quietly before blasting into the keyboard heavy beginnings of ‘The First Movement’ which digs its hooks into your ears on the chorus with clean singing courtesy of newest member Booka Nile, and what a job she does really planting her style almost immediately.
The most notable change on this album is the more ethereal and cinematic feel. Make Them Suffer have all but wiped the blast beats and deathcore sounds away, opting for more experimentation and allowing Nile’s ethereal vocals play the light against Sean Harmanis’ darkness while her keyboards float behind the music as a reminder that dark needs light to exist. This is best expressed in ‘Fireworks’ or third track ‘Grinding Teeth’ which is heavy when crushing, and when cruising sounds like something Devin Townsend would commit to an album. And this is repeated to great effect throughout, bringing some freshness to the sound.
Don’t fear, good ole heavy music is here to crush you as well. ‘Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)’ and ‘Power Overwhelming’ say it all in the names, really, and show that for all the experimentation on display MTS can still drive you into the ground – they just sometimes choose not to.
MTS have been divisive in the past, but this mix of a more metalcore style with excellent use of keyboards and female vocals makes for the sort of interesting output the equal of many other forward thinking bands coming through at the moment from all over this great land.
Much like Bring Me The Horizon and Suicide Silence before them, this band has grown and begun to make music they want to hear and play. And with the current lineup creating music like this, the options could be limitless.
1. The First Movement
3. Grinding Teeth
4. Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)
7. Power Overwhelming
8. Midnight Run
9. Dead Plains
10. Save Yourself