In this Unknown Music Thursday blog, we are going to get into a new and unknown band, which is My Enemyz Blood. This is their first record and it is called “And Now Welcome…Pain.” There is not much history on this because it is a young and upcoming band. This band was formed in the summer of 2012. This record, which is their first one, was release this year. Their second guitar, who is Rudy, joined in June the same year. They mix a few different styles of Metal. They talk about it on their Bio on ReverbNation.com which is Groove Metal and Thrash Metal. I cannot see Lamb Of God and Zakk Wylde sound. I hear more Pantera type of style with heavier feel that we received in the 2000’s. Let us get into the music.
And Now Welcome…Pain
I love the sampling and the heavy guitar with some solid drumming at the beginning of the song. The singer is classic in your face extreme metal vocals. He does more singing than the old school guys. He is more like Shadowfalls and Pantera. I love his singing and the lyrics. The guitar playing is heavy and solid. The drumming and bass are a perfect support to this band. I love the guitar break and into a nice solo towards the end of the song. This is a great opening track. I love the ending of this song.
I love the guitar work at the beginning. I love the singer’s singing at the start of the song. It is perfect for the song. I love the lyrics on this song. There is some solid drumming and bass playing on it. I love the guitar playing. Damn that is one awesome drum beat with some sick playing on guitar. I love the guitar solo towards the middle of the song. I love the in the face that this song gives the listener.
I love the start of this song with a nice church bells. This reminds me a classic Slayer song called “Rain Of Blood” with that guitar riff. I love screaming from the singer and the singing. There is some solid lyrics and drumming with support from the bass player. The guitar playing has a nice grove to it. I love the guitar breaks between the singing. There are parts of this song reminds me of old school Pantera. I love the ending.
Face Your Fears
I love the sampling of the guitar and drumming. It just snaps forward with the lead singer right in your face. I love the pace of this song. He has written some nice lyrics. He is the modern-day Phil Anselmo of Pantera. There is some solid music from the bass, guitar and drums. My Enemyz Blood did a great job writing some killer music on this song. I love the guitar work. Holy shit! I do not say that too much about guitar players work since I am a bass player. I love the ending of this song.
I love the guitars, bass and drumming right in your face at the beginning of “Oblivious.” I love the classic Megadeth break and the guitar playing and right into the main riff with the singer singing over the top. I am not much a fan of this singing I have to say he has put his twisted on it that I like. There is some over the top guitar playing on this song. I will have to say these two guitar players have taken this band’s music to the next level.
I love the screaming and drumming to guitar work. I love how they have two guitar players that give a solid and thick sound to all their songs. I love his singing but I am having a hard time understanding what he is singing. I love the sample from the news and there is a killer bass playing. This band needs to bring him out more often. I love the build up to the end of the song.
I love the drumming at the beginning of the song. There is a killer riff on the guitars. I love the guitar break before the singer comes into the song. There is some solid singing from the singer. I love the lyrics. They wrote some awesome music on this song. I love the music towards the end of the song. They did a great job on the back up vocals and they are well placed.
When I Leave Here
I love the fade into the song. I love the music and the pace of this song. I love drumming and the bass playing. There is some sick guitar riffs on this song. I love the rhythm on the singing and the melody from him. I love the lyrics he is singing on “When I Leave Here.” This is a nice driving song from start to finish. I love the guitar break to a nice guitar solo towards the end of the song.
Flowz Like Blood
I love the drumming and guitar playing on this song. The bass playing is pretty solid and the singer seems like he is loss on this song. I am not fan of the melody and rhythm of his singing that is what I mean loss. I love the music on this song. Singer has written some solid lyrics. I love the well placed back up vocals. I love the guitar break between the singing. There is some nice time changes on this song. There is sick guitar solo towards the end of the song. I love how they ended that song and the record.
- Richie Z – Lead Vocals
- Kevin Mendenhall – Lead Guitar
- Allen Blackwood – Drums
- Mike Zimmerman – Bass
- Rudy Gutierrez – Rythm Guitar
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @MyEnemyzBlood and my guys @myenemyrudy and @MyEnemyMike
In closing, I have to say this is a pretty solid record from start to finish. The drummer and the guitar playing made this record the way it is from start to finish. I love the pace of all the songs. They are in your face and they will not let up. They are killing your ass from the start of the record to the end. I am not a fan of this kind of singing but the singer is pretty good. They have master the art of writing some nice driving songs. My Enemyz Blood is great at starting out all their songs. There are not many bands that can get that right. This band has found a way to do a good job on that part of song writing. The only knock I have towards this band. There is really no ending to any of their songs. They just stop. There is nothing wrong with that but the record sounds like one big song. I know there is not what they are trying to get at because they are not like Mastodon or Rush. Overall, this is a band is growing into their selves. I believe adding the second guitar player and another mind to this mix. I believe they will solve problems and come out with new ideas. I pretty excited to see how this band turns out in the future. I am hoping to see and meet these guys in person one day. It was an honor to listen and write to this review. Thanks My Enemyz Blood and Rudy for sharing this with me. I recommend you checking their music out if you are a metal person. Go get some and pass the word around! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser