With Suicide Silence’s self-titled album getting trashed as much as the band’s instruments have lately, everyone’s got an opinion on their transition from deathcore to nu-metal, and many of them aren’t good ones. However, given that the band made the album they wanted to make and have no apologies for it, when their friends and peers are asked about it, they’re pretty diplomatic. Take The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad, who was asked about the album by Metal Wani:
So I understand you guys are quite close with the guys over at Suicide Silence. Have you had a chance to hear their latest album, and if so, how do you feel about their drastic change in direction?
Yeah, I have heard it, I’ve heard a good bit of it. I think it was pretty ballsy, pretty drastic. I wish them the best, I love them, I love the guys. I think it’s a cool record for what it is but it’s definitely different. I would’ve expected this backlash. It’s very drastic. I wish them the best and I hope it plays out in the way that they want, but who knows at this point.
Absolutely. When you’re breaking from a mold so outrageously you’re not gonna have everyone happy. There’s people who just want bands to release the same album over and over again.
Yeah, and he [Eddie? –Ed.] cited us as an example of one of those bands who just sticks to their guns. But I don’t think he was trying to take the piss out of us in any way. And I think that he could’ve used any band in there, because 99% of the bands don’t change, just stay the course. So it’s definitely a ballsy move. It’s a gamble, a huge gamble. I wish them the best, and that’s pretty much all I’ve got to say.
That’s very diplomatic, and not really that drastic of an opinion. In fact, he really has nothing positive or negative to say about the album, “Cool for what it is” doesn’t mean that he’s a big fan of it, but by supporting his friends, he’s doing everything he should be.