Enter My Silence

Enter My Silence

Remotecontrolled Scythe

Mercenary Musik /World War III

If you’ve ever heard the “band” Jud Jud, from Florida, you’ll better appreciate this review. Jud Jud was basically an a capella metal band, who laid down “chuggas,” “jud juds,” “eeeeees,” and other various guitar and drum noises with their mouths. I had the Demos seven-inch, and it made me crap my pants with enjoyment. Relevance to Enter My Silence’s Remotecontrolled Scythe? After hearing Enter My Silence, you’ll be at work playing palm muted tunes from these guys with your mouth, rockin’ out ’til the break of dawn.

Remotecontrolled Scythe is extremely melodic metal with barked/growled vocals. The music is SO melodic that it’s unfair to call it black OR death metal; it’s really neither. I guess you could compare this record to early Amorphis stuff, but don’t get hung up on that one. To give you an idea of how good this record is, I’ve only had it for about a week and I’ve probably heard it, by choice, more than 20 times! It’s similar to Metallica’s Master Of Puppets in that no matter how many times I listen to it, I can easily put it back on and not get bored.

This is my first experience with Enter My Silence, so I can’t compare Remote… to their past work. I must say, though, that the recording quality is very high here, with the guitars having been layered several times, the bass guitar is loud and represented well, the drums are crisp, clear, and pounding, and the vocals are at the perfect level for this type of melodic metal.

Again, the entire work, as a whole, is so good that it’s hard to pick favorite tracks. I liked “Split” for its driving, math-rock verse. I liked “Six.Nothing” for it’s undeniably singable guitar line. I loved “Nevernity” for the maturity of its song structure; it is far beyond that of your typical modern black metal bands, who usually show off chops just for the sake of saying “I’m sweet! Look at me!” One my favorite aspects of this album is the fact that Enter My Silence doesn’t use the ridiculous blast beat to try to pound the listener into submission. Thank you.

Remote… really challenges the standards of today’s death metal, from here or overseas (E.M.S. are from Finland, FYI). This record reminds me of Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come, in that both records were recognizable as coming from their respective genres, yet the records were also different enough to keep the genre from getting stale. Obviously, I fully recommend this record to metalheads across the land. This one is a must.

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