Enabler – Shift of Redemption | Review

Not even a year went by since Milwaukee’s crust metallers Enabler literally kicked my ass with their powerful sophomore album “All Hail The Void”, and now they return with another brave drubbing of crust-influenced hardcore-meets-metal fury.
Intense and brutal from start to finish, Shift of Redemption” kicks and screams in less than twelve minutes with the kind of go-for-the-throat savagery you’d expect, with no subtleties, no breaks, nothing but frills-free aggression.
The title track shows the band dishing out the same gut-churning intensity that made their previous work such a caustic and brutal release, pure hardcore rage delivered with a crusty snarl. Things get even nastier on the following track “Live Low” with vocalist Jeffrey Lohrber repeatedly screaming the words ‘fuck you, fuck you, fuck you forever’ on top of a frantic slab of raging crust and hardcore-infused metal. The remaining two songs, “Sacrifice” and “Fallselflessly”, see Enabler slowing down the tempo a tad to churn out some killer, catchy, yet equally violent riffs.
Any fan of this band will certainly not be disappointed, because I’m not kidding when I say that Shift of Redemption” will beat you black and blue. 

Band info: www.facebook.com/enablermke
Label info: www.thinkfastrecords.com