The New Enemy Outsorced EP

The New Enemy Outsorced EP
This wouldn’t seem out of place on the old Raw Energy Records line-up. Maybe this band just grew up listening to those acts, or maybe it has more to do with Simon Head sitting behind the boards for the recording process. While the raspy vocals seem a little forced at times, for the most part they’re pretty effective, often sounding a lot like Dan Yemin (they even cover a Kid Dynamite song). The guitars are good, with lots of octave chords fed by a steady diet of old Fat bands, no doubt. New Enemy are not bad, they just don’t do anything to stand out. There are definite promising moments — the gang vocal-fuelled breakdown in "Intermittent Explosive Disorder” is pretty awesome and "Douchez” is a solid song the whole way through. Hopefully any future outings will see them develop their strong points, add a little something extra and come up with something awesome, because they’re good enough, just not quite there yet. (Independent)