Ensilenced are a Hard Rock/Metal band from L.A. Drawing influence from Modern Rock/Metal bands like Alter Bridge, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold and Rammstein, in addition to Metallica. I expected to get something heavy and groovy listening to the track ‘Two Face’, from their album Spawned into Death.
You can hear these bands’ influences in the intro of the track. It specifically has some Korn feeling to it. The 50 seconds intro gives you an idea about their music, which is a good thing. I actually have a thing for relatively long intros rather than just going straight ahead to vocal parts.
Since we’ve just mentioned them, again, the vocals apply to Modern/Alternative/Nu-Metal fans. If you’re more into Melodic Classic vocals, they aren’t much for you. The vocalist has quite strong vocals and isn’t afraid to let it out, his style hangs somewhere between clean vocals and Metalcore-ish screams, think KIllswitch Engage’s clean vocals.
Now let’s get back to the music again, the intro gave me a good impression. Their arrangements remind me of Killswitch Engage which I am a fan of. Catchy heavy riffs and a very likeable lead guitar melody is a good way to describe it. Like most modern Rock bands, I didn’t expect to find a solo but they actually end the song with one, which is another thing to like about the track.
Ensilenced can make their ways into the world of Modern Metal bands. They can write good songs indeed. However, they need to add their own style in their mix of influences, to grab attention of fans that are searching for something new. Nonetheless, I recommend fans of bands such as Killswitch Engage, Korn and Trivium.
Edited By: Nehal A. Ali
– Check out our review for Ensilenced‘s Curse through here.