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Face The Enemy
Released: 2014, Noisehead Records
Reviewer: Helias Papadopoulos
Switzerland’s Exit is one of those bands that really try and give the best to the fans. After two years of rehearsals and songwriting, the Band entered the stage for their first time in March 97’ at Surseer Musiknacht For the band, this was a quite impressive experience, given the fact that they played their first show in front of 600 people! Fully motivated, the guys continued to write songs and played shows until the release of their first album BIS ANS ENDE ALLER TAGE in 2001. FACE THE ENEMY is yet another shining jewel their crown, the fourth one, to add to the growing reliquary of Exit.
Herein find Exit continuing to advance their unrivaled painstaking style of extreme doom, from soaring majestic beauty straight down into the lowliest somber death/thrash depths of Hell. That’s FACE THE ENEMY.
Sepulchral vocals, breaking breakdowns, blackened death-y and thrash-y riffs with a touch of modern production and songwriting. This is a heavy bell that tolls for all the bands that think they play extreme music. Opener “Greed” foretells how vast is the agency of death. Songs like “Upon All The Others”, “Lost And Dangerous” and of course “Life Is Now” can be the best tracks for a eternal into the pit round.
This morose and despondent need the occasional chaotic implosion, and Exit smear a canvas with ugly truth... one of 2014's best albums. FACE THE ENEMY is a structured and informed refusal of acceptance. In the modern extreme metal style, we rarely get this much substance. This album can really make your enemy to break in tears. FACE THE ENEMY is that record; a striking new precedent for real death metal in 2014.
2. Upon All The Others
3. Fight Them Down
4. Life Is Now
5. Lost And Dangerous
6. The Brainless People
7. For One Short Moment
8. Face The Enemy
9. Under Burning Suns
Beni Sax- Vocals & Guitar
Stefan Haller- Vocals & Bass
Martin Haller- Guitar
Andrej Bieri- Drums
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