The New Enemy Shakedown

The New Enemy Shakedown
In the short period of time the New Enemy have existed, the band have strived for only the best, whether sharing the stage with punk heavyweight SNFU and Agnostic Front or working with big name engineers like Nick Zampiello (Against Me, Converge). With a progressive style of hardcore, the Toronto, ON natives have a sound reminiscent of Strung Out meet Poison Idea, using their technical chops alongside storming drums and ferocious vocals. The New Enemy have a keen awareness of political and social issues, incorporating them effectively into their lyrics, most notably in cleverly titled opener "Tim Horton Hears a Who," the folk punk-tinged "The Pony Collector" and the chugging onslaught of "Thin Skull Rule." Shakedown successfully experiments with hardcore while still keeping it as fierce and relevant as possible. (Independent)