Release DetailsLABEL High Fidelity Records
RELEASED ON 3/27/2007
Silence Your Enemies
posted on 9/2007 By:
Tennessee’s Taken Under play a back-to-basics form of metallic hardcore not unlike Hatebreed, Terror, or maybe First Blood. Silence Your Enemies is the band’s debut EP release featuring six tracks, one of which is a brief little intro, so this is a very concise little disc that runs around 14 minutes with absolutely no frills to be found.
For the most part you can expect burly, chugging riff patterns with some quicker thrashy riffing dispersed throughout, and the rare lick that comes off completely "metal." In general the band is on the brutal side of the hardcore spectrum as opposed to a more energetic punk-fueled sound, though there are some speedy sections that keep this from being an all out chug fest. They have no catchy choruses, no attempts at mixing in death metal, no clean vocals… just chugging, power-chord riffs with basic progressions and gruff yelling. Simple as that.
Taken Under don’t do anything to try to be different or make themselves stand out, but I think that’s probably the way they want it. Silence Your Enemies is simple, heavy hardcore for fans of simple, heavy hardcore. Nothing more, nothing less.
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