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Album Reviews : Our Last Enemy – Wolves of Perigord

By on July 5, 2012

After a promising intro track featuring a series of overlapped news reports, white noise and a gunshot, Sydney’s Our Last Enemy charge their way through twenty minutes of, unfortunately, fairly uninspired stuff. Unlike their previous release the “industrial metal demons” have left most of those industrial elements at the door, and the result is a more straight-forward and simply uninteresting metal (slash metalcore) release.

None of the tracks are particularly bad, but nothing about them really stands out either. The general sound sits in the middle-ground between thrash and metalcore with some subtle keys here and there, while “Internus Diablo Verni” is full of riffs that sound all too familiar. Things get a little more interesting in the final two tracks, when touches of those older elements come back into the mix. “Devour the Sun” sounds just that bit more powerful than the other tracks with the keyboards thickening the sound up, and final track “What You Say” is easily the highlight; some slower moments and clean-ish vocals separating it from the rest.

Wolves of Perigord, while not terrible, is a forgettable release and a step backwards for Our Last Enemy. 5/10

 

Band: Our Last Enemy
Album: Wolves of Perigord
Year: 2012
Genre: Thrash/Metalcore
Label: Independent/Riot! Entertainment
Origin: Sydney, Australia
https://www.facebook.com/ourlastenemy

Track list:
1. Knives At Dawn
2. Wolves of Perigord
3. Internus Diablo Verni
4. Low
5. Devour the Sun
6. What You Say

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