Whitechapel – A New Era of Corruption



Taking their name after the location in London known as Whitechapel, upon what occurred of the infamous Whitechapel murders that were committed by Jack the Ripper. Whitechapel began in 2006 and since then have released three studio albums and three music videos and with every beginning there’s always another tale to tell and this is "A New Era of Corruption".

Two years after the release of "This Is Exile", (2008) Whitechapel had written brand new material for their follow-up 'A New Era of Corruption", having chosen to work with producer Jason Suecof guitarist Alex Wade had stated this "I think this record truly represents where we are as musicians at this point in our career. A New Era of Corruption is the heaviest and most aggressive material we have written to date."
After naming the album after a derived passage in the lyrics of their song "Possession" from their previous album “This Is Exile” (2008) this would be the first Whitechapel album that didn't feature a title track as the main title for an album.

With that said, the album consists of 11-tracks the concepts and lyrical themes traveling into the boundaries of where previous Whitechapel albums never met. Take the band's very first offering "The Somatic Defilement" (2007) that was based on the narrative of Jack the Ripper, while "This Is Exile" (2008) was more political/religion based. So this third installment goes into saying that Whitechapel has taken a whole another direction in terms of writing, lyrical content, as well as it not being even a concept album. It generally focuses upon the negative issues, like take "Devolver", for instance, though it is written within a concept of devolution in a society that is crafted of violence and hatred. Another song "Breeding Violence", delivers a more corruption based theme in terms of society driven attics that goes back into dealing with the time of the 9/11 crisis.

"Murder Sermon", is another song that sticks out above the others that were also mentioned, except this one is written about the death of vocalist, Phillip Bozeman's mother. Not only does it consist of discussing those logics but it features The Acacia Strain's frontman Vincent Benett contributing his aspects upon this new and improved Whitechapel context. When it’s all said and done Whitechapel have delivered a new era of music one of which that will only be tested upon the next untitled release.

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