ENFORCER – FROM BEYOND
Release Date: 10th March 2015
℗ 2015 Nuclear Blast GmbH
- From Beyond
- One With Fire
- Below The Slumber
- Hungry They Will Come
- The Banshee
- Hell Will Follow
- Mask Of Red Death
Enforcer hailing from Sweden have just released their 4th studio album, From Beyond through nuclear Blast Records.
A tremendous example of traditional heavy metal on acid. Fast and gloriously relentless in the bands delivery of that fantastic traditional sound we adore. Guitars reaching shrieking heights of brilliance and astounding riffs abound.
If only I could sing along with Olof and hold the high notes as tremendously as he.
Name your favourite metal act of old and you will hear their influence somewhere on this brilliant album. My personal favourite of Enforcer was Death Rides This Night however I find my favour balances significantly toward this new release and three contenders for the title in particular.
The first four tracks are tremendously alluring and have you satisfied to settle in and enjoy Enforcer’s work, however Below The Slumber bring about a change in feel to the collection and a refrain to clear the palate fresh for the blisteringly appealing guitar work on Hungry They Will Come. A master stroke of production to place this track after Below The Slumber as is a timely reminder of how skilled this band are. I’m sure many will not understand why however this track brings memories of timeless solos within Roísín Dubh by Thin Lizzy. Brilliant base metal riffs and melodies.
The Banshee follows and takes in yet another direction of tremendously masterful genius. This track has not ceased resounding in my head long after the cessation. And yes, in my solitary solace I can indeed match the notes of Olof, though those unfortunate enough to be within hearing would more than likely disagree.
The haunting guitar opening Farewell is testament to the Enforcer’s true identity as champions of the timeless and classic heavy metal sound many other aspire to.
This work is a big fat jam doughnut in that its arrival brings much pleasure and its finale simply makes the listener hunger for more. Brilliant work indeed.