Emmure Albums Ranked

Emmure is an American metalcore band formed in 2003. Originally based in New Fairfield, Connecticut, before moving to Queens, New York, the group has released eight albums, with their first public release being a 2006 EP entitled The Complete Guide to Needlework. Victory Records has worked with the band throughout most of their career, starting with Goodbye to the Gallows (2007). Their second, third, and fourth albums The Respect Issue (2008), Felony (2009), and Speaker of the Dead (2011) were all distributed through Victory as well. After the band’s initial four-album contract with Victory expired, they signed again with Victory to distribute their fifth and sixth studio albums, Slave to the Game (2012) and Eternal Enemies (2014). However, after nine years of being signed to the label, Emmure would leave Victory in 2016 to sign with SharpTone. The seventh and eighth Emmure albums, titled Look at Yourself and Hindsight were released on March 3, 2017, and June 26, 2020, respectively. The band’s vocalist, Frankie Palmeri (born 1986), is the only remaining original member and has been subject to some controversy over the years. His personality has made the band unique from other acts in the genre, and critics have described his “no-fucks-given” attitude as an entertaining standpoint for the band. Here are all of Emmure’s albums ranked.

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8. The Respect Issue (2008)

The Respect Issue - Album by Emmure | Spotify

“We all know the type of music that Emmure puts out. If you’re not here for breakdowns and aggressive delivery, then why listen? For the type of music I expect from Emmure, this checks all the boxes.”

7. The Complete Guide To Needlework (2007)

The Complete Guide To Needlework - Single by Emmure | Spotify

“Pretty much in the same vein as Goodbye To The Gallows but not as good. This was their debut EP before getting signed to Victory Records and as such it is not as well known as their other stuff. It’s borderline mediocre but has enough good stuff to push it to decency. Don’t go out of your way.”

6. Slave To The Game (2012)

Slave to the Game - Album by Emmure | Spotify

“Emmure’s best album so far, in my opinion. The breakdowns and chugs that the band is known for, but with Frankie telling his stories using comics and video games as a front. The album’s tuning also seems….heavier than their other albums, which I think does wonders for their sound.”

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5. Felony (2009)

Felony - Album by Emmure | Spotify

“On “Felony,” Emmure take every effort to harness as much snarling brutality from their instruments as possible. The result is pure sonic thuggery. From start to finish, “Felony” intimidates, humiliates and terrorizes with absolutely crushing riffs. Even “Don’t Be One,” the purest song on the album with soaring clean vocals reminiscent of The Deftones, deteriorates into an ugly, rotting outro. All in all, “Felony” is a slab of furious, brilliant metal, and it’s as dangerous as hell. The only thing more dangerous than this album is Emmure’s live show, now that they’re armed with this material.”

4. Look At Yourself (2017)

Emmure – Look At Yourself (2017, White, Vinyl) - Discogs

“One of the best albums by Emmure so far! New line up, new attitude – Frankie really did well with bringing these guys on. Josh Travis has proven to be a real asset to Emmure, and Frankie collaborates with him quite well. This album is very disciplined, even for a band that is known for pushing the envelope so much. If you like Emmure, you should enjoy this album a lot.”

3. Speaker Of The Dead (2011)

Speaker Of The Dead by Emmure: Amazon.co.uk: CDs & Vinyl

“It seems to be getting harder and harder to find metal/hardcore/deathcore music with any rhythm or feeling, and Speaker of the Dead has both in spades. It’s a very technical album, but not to the point that you think they’re trying to prove something. Their precision is the means to an end; great, furious music. Great kick-drums, unique guitar work, and vocals with passion and rage”

2. Goodbye To The Gallows (2007)

Goodbye To The Gallows - Album by Emmure | Spotify

“Everyone know’s it doesn’t take any musicianship to play an Emmure song, but that’s not the point of the music. It’s something to listen to when you’re angry (especially if it’s over a girl) or when you want to listen to something extremely aggressive. After a break up this album is perfect because that’s what this album is about. “

1. Eternal Enemies (2014)

Eternal Enemies - Album by Emmure | Spotify

“Outstanding album from my favourite band. Every song is immaculate in this record. It is also a very good follow up album to their previous records “Slave To The Game” and of course “Speaker Of The Dead”. Every song carries an essance of power, faith and meaningness behind it at the same time as being very heavy.”