Virginia-based crossover metallers ENFORCED drop a nine-song cluster-bomb of thrashing death on apathetic times with the release of their new album, “Kill Grid“. In time for the release they are also releasing a band new music video clip for the menacing “UXO“. Check out the video below!
ENFORCED are keeping an important tradition of thrash and punk/hardcore alive though: While their brutal tunes are going to wreck your neck there is more to the band than just entertainment: “This song is lyrically self explanatory”, says singer Knox Colby.
He continues: “It’s about the cluster bombing of Laos during the Vietnam War. The main focus of the lyrics are about the cultural impact that the unexploded ordnance (abbreviated UXO) has had over the last 50 years. Over 20,000 people have died accidentally from stepping on these bombs that are the size of a softball and scattered over the entire country, which is predominantly covered in dense jungle (last I checked, 35% of the country is still contaminated with UXO). It’s an issue the United States has only recently owned up to, but the government won’t apologize for; it’s shameful.”
Guitarist Will Wagstaff on the music: “ When this song was written I was listening to 2 specific songs on repeat. ‘Dying’ by OBITUARY and ‘Corporal Jigsore Quandary’ by CARCASS. Both tracks are just so driving with the double bass and grooviness and I wanted to try to write something somewhat in that vein.”
Check out our review for “Kill Grid” here!
“Kill Grid” Track Listing:
1. The Doctrine
3. Beneath Me
5. Kill Grid
6. Curtain Fire
8. Blood Ribbon