THE BEGINNING OF THE END
NYC hardcore torchbearers Sworn Enemy return with a metallic vengeance on THE BEGINNING OF THE END, a pummeling 11-track excursion to the place where NYHC and metal crossover. From the guitar acrobatics of “Forgotten” to the skull rattling “Scared of the Unknown”, this quintet pull no punches, laying down a scolding concoction of serpentine vocals, chunky guitars, and rhythms that can set any moshpit into a warzone. Producer Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying gets the band to demonstrate its thrash metal roots and love for Slayer on tracks like “Save Your Breath” and “All I Have”, but don’t fret hardcore peeps. Sworn Enemy still have a lot of Madball’s fury and Agnostic Front’s angst blanketed inside face ripping double bass drumming and fierce guitar solos that any Swedish metal band would kill for. Crossover in the truest sense of the genre, get ready to be blown away by Sworn Enemy’s latest.