Felony is the third full-length album by American deathcore band Emmure under the Victory Records label. It was released on August 18, 2009. The album debuted at #60 on the Billboard Top 200 selling roughly 8,000 copies in its first week. Felony is also the first album to feature new members Mike Mulholland on guitar and Mike Kaabe on drums, replacing founding members Ben and Joe Lionetti, respectively.
The album is the first by Emmure to draw on more of a nu metal influence than their previous albums, evident of more frequent rapped vocals. The band, however, returned to more of their previous sound with the release of Speaker of the Dead, while still keeping elements of nu metal.
The song title "I <3 EC2" is a reference to the Planet Terror. EC2 is the chemical which is spilled turning everyone into flesh eating zombies.
The song "The Philosophy of Time Travel" is the title to a fictional book from the film, Donnie Darko. The guitar riffs also sound similar to the melody of the song of the same title on the Donnie Darko score. The lyrics of the song also reference the movie heavily.
The lines "I keep them shook crews running, like they supposed to. You come around, but you never come close to. I can see it inside your face, you're in the wrong place," in the song "R2deepthroat" are a homage to the New York-based rap group Mobb Deep's song "Shook Ones (Part II)". The line "You're so vain, I bet you think this song is about you, don't you?" in the same song is a reference to "Starfuckers, Inc." by Nine Inch Nails, which in turn the line in that song is a reference to Carly Simon.
The song "I Thought You Met Telly and Turned Me into Casper" is a reference to the two main characters in the 1995 film Kids, directed by Larry Clark.
The track title "Bars in Astoria" is a reference to an area of: Astoria, Queens.