If you’re a lover of hardcore punk then Modern Enemy in the band for you. For those out there that aren’t fans, haven’t found the right band in this genre, Modern Enemy is the group that will get you hooked.
For those of you that haven’t heard of this band, they make music that you might find somewhat very powerful depending of your preferences. You won’t be able to get their sound out of your head. The group is the very definition of American hardcore music. You’ll know what I mean when you listen to their two awesome albums, both released back in 2016.
You don’t have to be a die-hard punk fan to dig any of their gritty songs. Modern Enemy has been around for a while. They only started registering with hardcore punk aficionados with the release of their albums in 2016. But they’ve been playing and opening for other punk bands prior to the release of these albums. The group currently has four members – Phil on vocals, Jake on bass guitar, Kyle on electric guitar, and Skot on drums.
In their own words, their affinity for hardcore punk music is what brought them together. They released their first album titled Modern Enemy EP on April 15, 2016. The fans response was so overwhelming that the band quickly decided to release another album several months later.
They released their Big Man EP on September 15, 2016. This album was also well received by fans and brought in new listeners that enjoyed their sound. Are They Worth Your Time? Fuck yeah! Modern Enemy has a slew of songs that will remind you of the early beginnings of the hardcore punk genre.
All seven songs in their first album are truly incredible. If you want to get a taste of what the band offers, you should first listen to their songs Nation of Dissent and Revival. The songs are raw and fast-paced. There’s a reason why a lot of punk fans use these songs to thrash and have fun in hardcore pits. As we mentioned earlier, Modern Enemy offers a throwback to the early years of hardcore punk. In fact, if you visit the band’s Band camp page and go over their Big Man EP, they describe their songs and music as “80’s style American hardcore”. True to their words, you’ll get a serving of classic hardcore punk music from tracks in the album like Wrong Road, Glad You’re Gone, and Washington’s Handshake. This doesn’t mean that Modern Enemy has given up on contemporary tastes. You just have to listen to the Modern Enemy EP to see where they’re going. Or better yet you should check out their gig schedule and get the chance to watch them perform their songs live.
The bottom line here is that Modern Enemy is an awesome hardcore punk band with a great collection of songs.
Other bands that have a similar style in their music are bands such as, Social Unrest, Wasted Youth, Articles of Faith, or Code of Honor. It just so happens that Modern Enemy lists these bands as their influences.