ENEMY, THE: First Album: LP

Not at all what I was expecting. Judging from the red, white, and blue silk screened cover of some tripped-out shit, I was narrow minded in thinking I was about to hear some noise damaged art skronk. I was actually looking forward to hearing something along those lines. Instead, what lies within this retina-damaging cover is some mid-tempo punk rock that reminds me of recent bands like the Red Dons, Estranged, Cola Freaks, and the sort. Maybe a little bit of early Wire (particularly in the song “I Won’t Let You Waste Me”) in there as well. There’s a member from the Secret Prostitutes in here as well, which comes as no surprise, as both bands sound similar. After my initial surprise wore off, I found myself playing this record over and over. As it revealed itself with each subsequent listen, I became most confident that this is a great record. It’s not over-the-top, in-your-face, bash-you-over-the-head-with-a-riff sort of stuff. The power is something longer lasting, with a little restraint, pacing about like a prize fighter.

 –M.Avrg (Team Science, teamsciencerecords.com)