Enabler
Eden Sank to Grief


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dante Alighieri USER (85 Reviews)
October 22nd, 2010 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Uncontrolled bowel movement may result...

You know those types of bands that, upon first listen, your heart starts to race and in your head you think, ‘Holy crap, where the hell have these guys been my whole life?’ Well Enabler is definitely one of those kinds of bands, for sure. Oh boy, it’s truly hard to give this band credit, as their influences range from all over the spectrum of the hardcore genre. This Milwaukee band offers 2010 with eight tracks of non-stop heavy music that ranges from Jane Doe-era hardcore, to early Entombed style buzz-saw metal, in the form of their latest album, Eden Sank to Grief.

First off, Enabler is not for the light hearted. Right from the very opening track ‘Mercenary’, the listener is immediately brought to attention with hardcore inspired d-beat drumming, and Pig Destroyer-esque guitar work. It seriously doesn’t let up; Eden Sank to Grief is about the musical equivalent to being boiled alive, tarred and feathered. It’s messy, it’s gritty and in the end you’ll be wondering if the best thing you should do is either listen to it again or take a long hot shower to clean yourself up. Drawing directly from the spirit of Jane Doe-esque Converge, the track ‘Black Friday From Hell’ is a highlight of the album, featuring spastic drum work that could have been a near perfect representation of said album if not for the incredibly heavy outro felt at the end. ‘Renegrendades’ is another stellar track, laced with both metallic Reign Supreme style hardcore, coupled with an immensity that only the doom genre can bring, it further features the versatility of Enabler as a band.

In essence, Eden Sank to Grief is a showcase album. While predominantly a grind/hardcore album, Enabler have also used their talents on this album to show off nearly every style of extreme metal there is. Whether you’re a fan of metalcore giants Converge, a hardcore bro of Terror fame, a droning disciple of Worship, or a grinder like Pig Destroyer, or even a purist in the vein of Entombed, this album is the one for you. Any fan of said bands should immediately add this to their collection, it really is worth it. For a new band like Enabler, the future seems very bright indeed.



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cvlts
October 22nd 2010


8987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

so ive lined my itunes with about 15 new hardcore bands and will be taking up fti's torch of new hardcore releases this year.

wish me luck.

get this now!

Relinquished
October 22nd 2010


26049 Comments


already got it

cvlts
October 22nd 2010


8987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

then you know

Relinquished
October 22nd 2010


26049 Comments


and you know that I have diarrhea because of this

cvlts
October 22nd 2010


8987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sup neg, havent seen you in awhile

accompliceofmydeath
October 22nd 2010


4302 Comments


Dude, this sounds awesome. Will get. Great review btw.

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eternium
October 22nd 2010


16340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This really is awesome.

alachlahol
October 22nd 2010


7515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

enjoyed this album more than NAILS release, both are good

eternium
October 22nd 2010


16340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nails is better.

alachlahol
October 22nd 2010


7515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

why

eternium
October 22nd 2010


16340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just is. Why is it that I like both more than you do?

alachlahol
October 22nd 2010


7515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you're not allowed to state opinions in here

eternium
October 22nd 2010


16340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nergo please.

Grimlin
October 22nd 2010


880 Comments


glad this got a review. well done. the 7" they released this year, war begins with you, is pretty awesome too. it even has a beastie boys cover on it.

cvlts
October 22nd 2010


8987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanx guys. this is around the same level as nails tbh

djunior
January 22nd 2011


834 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

just got this and their new ep on vinyl.
soo damn good

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Hep Kat
January 22nd 2011


15439 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yea this is preee good

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Kris.
January 31st 2011


12513 Comments


pretty legit

Yazz_Flute
July 4th 2011


18884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rules hard

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Eskate87
September 7th 2011


959 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this sounds pretty rad



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