Former Infant Annihilator vocalist Dan Watson has been busy now fronting new band Enterprise Earth with their debut EP entitled “23”. What we have here is a five track EP with enough force to break every bone in your body while simultaneously pummelling your ears with some of the finest deathcore brutality the scene has seen in a while. Straight from the get go we are presented with the well-crafted intro titled “23” starting with a droning guitar tone that suddenly builds in to a “straight in your face” vibe setting the pace for the rest of this short, but crushing EP. “The Truman Show” blasts its way in second continuing the low growls reminiscent of Whitechapel frontman Phil Bozeman. A great song, but now on to my personal favourite “Shepherd of Synthesis” which has it all! From the ripping guitar melodies, to the hammer pounding strength of the breakdown/groove sections, this one was a definite standout.
“Masquerade of Angels” shows its atmospheric side as we hear the mellow dissonant guitars forming a spectrum of uncertainty to where we are heading, to suddenly being thrown in to the heaviness we came here for with its building chugging riff. This song speeds its way through charged like a steam train accompanied with manic screams, blast beats, evil guitar melodies and devastating breakdowns. Finally “Illusory Reality” sets itself down as the final track and promises the brutality and wicked guitar melodies we’ve come to hear of off this EP so far and wraps it all up with a bang. By the end of this song you’ll already have your finger itching to press repeat for this monster EP.
The band have definitely got a great kick start from this five track EP and definitely deserves the praise of adding some originality. The melodic guitar never feels melodic to the point of breaching a “metalcore” or “melodic death metal” territory, but instead feels just as crushing and evil as the palm muted riffs accompanying these wicked licks. This is something I truly valued while listening to this EP and definitely defined themselves compared to other deathcore acts. Overall, this is a definite recommendation to anyone who loves deathcore and something that will leave your head sore after moshing out to this impressive EP debut.
For fans of – Whitechapel, Boris the Blade, The Acacia Strain