These artists contributed and created some of the most iconic imagery we’ve ever witnessed, not just in within metal, but throughout music. Raging riffs, ethereal vocals, screaming solos and apocalyptic anthems captured the very soul of Heavy Metal. Donned in war-paint, demonically spiked armour, slick spandex, thigh high boots, more studs than a spanish horse farm, and the infamous codpiece.
Whether you wore one or not, the codpiece represented an era of incredibly authentic music, it represented true Metal, Metal with Satan at its very core. Many modern metal bands have fallen into a predictable trap of camo shorts, growling vocals and unnecessary aggression. There is an abundant lack of creativity, melody and diversity present throughout most of the todays Metal scene. Too many people follow their ego instead of their passion.
Enforcer have consistently released diverse and well produced Metal records for over 10 years, however, Zenith is an all-encompassing Heavy Metal masterpiece. Zenith is full of passion and void of musical boundaries. It’s clear the band wanted to create something truly original. Whilst they have stayed loyal to their metal roots, it seems they have taken a new approach to composing, an approach that serves to satisfy their need to break free from preconceptions of what it means to be a Metal band.
Records like ‘Shout At The Devil’, ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’, ‘Fatal Portrait’ and ‘Destroyer’ were hailed as classics because they were instantly memorable, they each offered an individual experience to the listener, an experience that was unique to that record. Enforcer have captured the very essence of what it means to be individual. This is the holy grail of music, to create something that no other artist can replicate.
Zenith challenges the very notion of metal music, it challenges the modern stagnate of followers in an age where we need new metal leaders. Enforcer are those leaders. Also, the key change in ‘Die For The Devil’ is orgasmic. Zenith is the record you'll force your kids to listen to as you scream "This was real music back in my day" at them.
What a fucking incredible album. Heavy Metal Anthem Overload.