Red Enemy – Red Enemy

Hailing from Dublin, Red Enemy are a four piece signed to Mediaskare Records, boasting shows alongside names like Parkway Drive, Unearth, and Tesseract. Following on from their second EP, the well received ‘What We Are Contained In Is What We Are’, the eponymously titled ‘Red Enemy’ is the bands first full length venture. They areRed Enemy Hailing from Dublin, Red Enemy are a four piece signed to Mediaskare Records, boasting shows alongside names like Parkway Drive, Unearth, and Tesseract. Following on from their second EP, the well received ‘What We Are Contained In Is What We Are’, the eponymously titled ‘Red Enemy’ is the bands first full length venture. They are clearly a far more matured outfit with this release. From the moment the flat-fisted punches of album intro ‘Blind Eyes’ and follow up ‘(mis)leaders’ connect, it presents a hard, yet full and developed sound. From a production point of view it’s sharp edged percussion carves a clean line through the riffs and one can only describe the bass lines as ‘chin-out’, in that it had me half-sneering, half-grimacing with it’s grooves. As I settle into my review note making (still gurning and nodding in time) I scribble the words ‘Sepultura-era Max Cavalera’ as I’m reminded of some of the power and raw vocal grit that I used to love so much from albums like Beneath the Remains. But as ‘Anchorless’ rips in, I’m presented with fret-gliding riffs that boast a much more contemporary twist and I realize that offering comparisons to established acts doesn’t do […]

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