Well first off after hearing this disc, I’m
rather disappointed that the band officially broke up on August 19th, 2006.
It’s really to bad, “Sinner’s Intuition” the latest
and final release for Enforsaken
and it’s quite good. Having influences from death, black, thrash,
progressive, jazz, etc…basically the history of metal and then some,
they have created an album in which there is nothing unpleasant to mention.
At the very least it’s solid all the way through. For the most part
their music is loud, aggressive, and fast-paced. It’s really hard
to categorize this band because of how their music often changes styles
throughout their albums and even their songs. But if you are one for classifying
styles you probably will interpret their music as Swedish death or death/thrash.
Vocals remind me of Moonspell’s a little, as in Fernando Ribeiro’s
growls. Enforsaken also use a more guttural death vocal, a more traditional
style too. The guitar work every so often has a Maiden-esque attribute that
really adds to the dynamics of this band. Very nice! So I hope you can see
these guys aren’t a dime a dozen, run of the mill, metalcore rip-off
band like there are so many of them these days. Sure some stylistic similarities
with the Swedish death sound, but there’s more to this band than simple
borecore. Well if my ranting hasn’t made you interested in their CD
yet, then here are a couple more notes about this CD. Travis Smith created
the album artwork. He might sound familiar since he has done work for Iced
Earth, Nevermore, and Flotsam and Jetsam. Also, you make have heard a couple
of Enforsaken’s tracks on MTV’s Viva La Bam. Their music was
featured on a couple episodes. Once again, this is the bands last release,
so make sure you don’t ignore it!
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins