ENFORCERS: End of Time: LP

Haha. Probably these guys wouldn’t remember, but I kinda came-of-age alongside some of these Montrealers in their previous bands, A Death For Every Sin and Final Word. Ottawa and Montreal are only a short drive apart, and the respective hardcore scenes in the mid-to-late ‘90s were essentially one slightly bigger family. The Montreal guys were always deeply into the Profile/Rock Hotel NYHC world, and Enforcers certainly suggests that not too much has changed. Tight-as-a-drum, heavy metallic hardcore that channels early Leeway, Best Wishes-era Cro-Mags, Killing Time, Breakdown, and the other usual suspects. By no means a reinvention of the wheel, but well-done and expertly executed. A tip of the hat made with an accuracy that puts their decades-long infatuations on display. Good stuff.

 –Dave William (A389)