West Australian metal band EnforcE have released a new album titled Deep Blue.
EnforcE has been around since 1997 the long-awaited Deep Blue has finally been released. This is their fourth full-length album, their last album Biblakill came out in 2011.
The first track, Dark Cloud starts with a very cool intro that reminds me of Marty McFly turning on the giant guitar amp in Back to the Future. After this quick intro, the song goes into an upbeat riff that accentuates the dark bass tones and makes you want to nod your head along. Halfway through the tempo gets quicker and the guitars and vocals get heavier. It’s a great and smooth transition, followed by a short guitar solo that doesn’t go overboard and doesn’t go too long. It’s a great song to open an album with.
The next track is appropriately titled, Thrash. The vocalist has the ability to sound heavy but is clear at the same time, he makes it so you can hear the lyrics perfectly the first time around. In the middle of this song is a duelling guitar solo that then has the guitars panned and doing different parts. It really showcases the talent of the band. With the guitars being the main feature of this song and the drums and bass being the backbone.
This 9 track album is a solid metal album that fans of any type of metal would enjoy. The track that stands out for me is the titular track Deep Blue. It starts with the sound of waves and a great sweeping bass riff, then it launches into the main riff with galloping guitars. Halfway through the atmosphere of the song changes and there’s a fantastic searing guitar solo with whammy bar dives. Right at the end is a little bass part using harmonics which was a great and refreshing way to finish off this track.
EnforcE has been together since 1997, so it’s no wonder they gel together so well to make great music. I just hope they don’t take another decade to make the next album.
For fans of any genre of Metal.
Release Year: 2021
Reviewed by HaychBee