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Emmure is a Deathcore band from Connecticut. Originally formed as a project between vocalist Frankie Palmeri and rhythm guitarist Ben Lionetti. The latter left in 2009, as did most of the band. Since then, it has been Palmeri and anyone near him who will play instruments. Emmure began as a pretty straightforward Deathcore with their 2007 debut album Goodbye to the Gallows, but overtime integrated Nu Metal elements in their music, which by 2014's Eternal Enemies, became just as prominent, if not moreso, than the deathcore sound.

In 2015, all current members besides Palmeri left the band, sighting issues with dealing with him. He has since formed a new Emmure with a new set of instrumentalists. Yet again.

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Discography

  • Goodbye to the Gallows (2007)
  • The Respect Issue (2008)
  • Felony (2009)
  • Speaker of the Dead (2011)
  • Slave to the Game (2012)
  • Eternal Enemies (2014)
  • Look at Yourself (2017)

Members:

  • Frankie Palmeri - vocals (2003-present)
  • Joshua Travis - guitars, programming (2016-present)
  • Josh Miller - drums (2016-present)
  • Nicholas Pyatt - bass (2018-present)

Former Members:

  • Josh Ammermann - lead guitar (2003)
  • Mark Castillo - drums (2012-2014)
  • Mark Davis - bass (2004-2015)
  • Mike Kaabe - drums (2009-2011)
  • Jesse Ketive - lead guitar (2003-2015)
  • Ben Lionetti - rhythm guitar (2003-2009)
  • Joe Lionetti - drums (2003-2009)
  • Mike Mulholland - rhythm guitar (2009-2015)
  • Adam Pierce - drums (2014-2015)
  • Dan Steindler - bass (2003-2004)
  • Phil Lockett - bass (2016-2018)

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  • The Band Minus the Face: Averted; technically Emmure now is Glass Cloud with Jerry Roush being replaced by Frankie and a new bassist replacing Phil Lockett.
  • Darker and Edgier: Look at Yourself due to strong djent influence caused by Glass Cloud members musically and due to Frankie's attitudes to recent moments in his life and career lyrically.
  • Djent: See above.
  • Fisticuff-Provoking Comment: The (perceived) insult from Vincent Bennett on "Skynet" (despite Vincent's repeated insistence that the song had nothing to do with him) turned into this. While "R2DEEPTHROAT" explicitly was a shot at him, Frankie did not stop there, as a stop at Northern Lights in Clifton Park ended with a fistfight between the two that Frankie instigated (the most common recollection being that Frankie confronted Vincent, Vincent laughed and told him to chill out and that he had nothing against him, Frankie sucker-punched Vincent, Vincent warded off Frankie while repeatedly telling him that he wasn't going to fight him, and Frankie upped the ante by putting on knuckledusters, which finally got Vincent to turn Frankie into vanilla pudding).
  • I Am the Band: Officially, Emmure is Frankie Palmeri and anyone at the moment who is willing to play instruments for him. The only other consistent member was guitarist Jesse Ketive (who was actually the second guitarist), and he left along with the rest of the band in 2015.
  • Long Title: The band has a couple tracks with names that can be considered as such, though "Girls Don't Like Boys, Girls Like 40's and Blunts" stands out.
  • Minimalistic Cover Art: Look at Yourself. There is only a white background with the band name printed in front while the title of the record's written backwards.
  • Miniscule Rocking: All of their songs are under 4 minutes long with plenty of them going under 3 or even 2 minutes.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Generally an 8 or 9 because of the deathcore elements. But the alternation between clean singing/rapping (especially in their later material) keep it from going higher like other bands. However, lower tunings and heavier playing style by Josh Travis on Look at Yourself combined with more agressive rapping (including screaming parts) by Frankie lets this album hit a 10 at some parts.
  • New Sound Album: Felony introduced nu metal elements, such as rapped vocals and downtuned riffs. By Eternal Enemies it became extremely prominent, with extra aspects added in such as turntable scratching and emphasized electronics. Even their music videos have started to resemble '90s nu metal music videos.
    • The latest single "Torch" however seems to have gone back to more of the band's original deathcore style. That is probably very much to do with the fact that apart from Frankie, it is basically an entirely new band.
    • Look at Yourself boasts an enhanced djent influence which stems from the new members' past outfits.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Frankie certainly gives off the vibe. Look at him.
  • Revolving Door Band: Just take a look at the members section.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Frankie has been cited as having one, hence why members tend to come and go at a rather quick pace. He would later become cognizant of just how much of an asshole he was and made serious steps to try and change as a person for the better, up to the point where he expressed shame and embarrassment over the vast majority of his lyrics and stated in no uncertain terms that they were the rantings of an angry manchild who couldn't get a grip on his own ego, and almost seemed to express horror at people actually identifying with what he wrote.
  • Soprano and Gravel: Normally a one-man variation. Frankie will alternate between singing, rapping (with the song "Shinjuku Masterlord" providing some A Wild Rapper Appears! feel), chanting, screaming, and growling in a moment's notice in most songs.
    • "Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle" happens to be more of a clear-cut case. Frankie handles the harsh vocals here alongside Tyler Guida while Karl Schubach of Misery Signals fame provides singing.
  • Take That!: "Shinjuku Masterlord" might have the strongest one.
    "Do you really think I GIVE A FUCK? Because I don't".
    • "R2DEEPTHROAT" was one for Vincent Bennett after Frankie thought that Bennett had insulted him and Emmure on "Skynet" (something Bennett repeatedly and vehemently denied), and it resulted in a full-blown fistfightnote  between the two in 2009 and a subsequent truce.
  • The Stoner: The band is known for this, and it is seen in some of their music videos.


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