A deathcore band that often feels more "death" than "core," Whitechapel channel a sonic maelstrom of destruction on their eponymous fourth album, Whitechapel. Whitechapel is one of the few bands in the genre willing to break away from the tired riff-breakdown-rinse-repeat cycle in favor a more chaotic style that seems to throw things at you from every direction without giving you time to properly adjust. Their self-titled effort also marks the album debut of their new drummer, Ben Harclerode, who slots into the band seamlessly with drumming that's as ferocious as it is technically dazzling. For anyone turned off by deathcore in the past, Whitechapel is a band that is definitely worth checking out, and with its expansive and devastating sound, this self-titled album makes for a great jumping-off point.
AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney