If there’s one thing that we’d already known about Suicide Silence’s forthcoming self-titled album, it’s that there was going to be lots of clean vocals on it. And if there’s one thing that longtime fans of the band knew, it’s that they didn’t like the first track, “Doris,” much at all. Today, the band released another track, “Silence.” On first listen, it’s even more melodic than the first one. Now that fans have had a chance to get a sense of what the band sound like with clean vocals, it’s questionable as to whether or not they’ll hate this new song as intensely as they did “Doris.”
The video, compiled of still shots of Randy Blythe’s photography, is interesting, and Eddie Hermida’s vocals, well, will probably continue to be polarizing. It seems like he’s taking equal parts influence from Corey Taylor and Vision of Disorder. Looking at the Like/Dislike ratio on YouTube, it has more than twice as many dislikes, and with about 42,000 views, one in 15 cared enough to dislike it. In the band’s defense, they’re totally owning all the backlash and negativity, and hey, it’s probably the most talked-about metal release of 2017 so far.