Whoa. Now, I could be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure Common Enemy have been a band for almost fifteen years. In fact, back when I still lived with my parents (twelve years ago), I recall receiving and reviewing a Common Enemy CD for the now-defunct World Wide Punk website. Picking through my foggy brain, an opening track called “G-String Diva” comes to mind, and a quick ‘net search shows that I haven’t completely ruined my mind thus far. Either way, Brain Dead shows that they’re alive and well, still tearing up the East Coast with their blend of melodic—yet dirty and drunk—hardcore. Think a less-metal Dayglo Abortions. Or, in contrast to that previous comparison, a more sober and distorted Quincy Punx. Punk, American style. Glad to see these dudes are still at it.
–Steve Adamyk (Overdose On Records / Horror Business / S.B.S., fuckyeahsbsrecords.com)