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  • Summary: The first album for the metalcore band with new drummer Mark Castillo was produced by Joey Sturgis.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 12, 2012
    Like many bands with a "core" attached to their sub-genre, Emmure are adept at making every song into an almost continuous, ferocious breakdown and it's a formula that keeps the album's momentum at its peak at all times.
  2. Apr 12, 2012
    This is easiest their finest work to date. [May 2012, p.100]
  3. Apr 12, 2012
    It won't be to everyone's tastes, but for those who like their metal both heavy and undeniably hook-laden, this is as satisfying an effort as you're likely to find.
  4. Apr 12, 2012
    It's the band--and Sturgis--who make Slave To The Game the most impressive album to date from the most underrated band in deathcore. [May 2012, p.72]
  5. 40
    Slave To The Game shows a band curious about more experimental sounds, however grating (note the steely, annoying electronics in "Umar Dumps Dormammu"), but perhaps too blockheaded to move further, remaining slaves to the tried-and-true Emmure din.
  6. May 10, 2012
    Slave To The Game shows that they've made no attempt to advance from the tedious, well-worn and weary chug, breakdown and death growl routine. [14 Apr 2012, p.54]
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  1. May 26, 2012
    Emmure on "Slave To The Game" contained twelve tracks, which together form a pretty decent option for fans of deathcore. Although they didn't regale the listeners with any outstanding song, but looking objectively at less than half an hour album I can not tell that it is bad. An additional, interesting fact is that most of the compositions contains references to the Marvel comic book characters like "Poltergeist" or "Umar Dormammu Dumps." Expand