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Enemynside - Dead Nation Army

Enemynside - Dead Nation Army

Label : Eigen beheer | Archive under speed / thrash metal

Release type: Mini-CD

Elisabeth : Founded in 1994 under the name Scapegoat, renamed in 1999, but after some demos and three albums it became somewhat quiet in 2012 around the Italian band Enemynside. Fortunately, they are now back in with their EP ‘Dead Nation Army’ which certainly makes me craving for more. This is the first time I am dealing with this band and I'm quite surprised that an Italian outfit can sound so American, so I absolutely need to listen to their older music as well. Enemynside plays a very eighties orientated kind of thrash metal that has quite a lot in common with bands like Testament or even Metallica. This is one of the few things that can possibly be criticized, because everything has a kind of familiar character and originality is missing a bit. This of course does not affect the power that almost seems to pulsate the passion that the four Italians consume. Strong riffs, a more then pleasant voice, here a tight guitar solo and a grooving bassolo there, pretty tight drumming and you have everything you look for in a fine piece of thrash metal.

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