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Review of the Album "New Age Disorder" by Austrian Thrash Metal Band Enclave

Updated on May 16, 2022
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Ara is a journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge, who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.


Thrash Metal in Austria may be on the rise

It may just be that the country of Austria is slowly becoming a place where thrash metal has the potential to be discovered. Or it just may be that the world's young generation with their skills are putting those skills to the test. Enclave is a melodic thrash metal band from Vienna, Austria that has the influence of Germany's Kreator. Is this really a surprise anymore? No it really isn't because the influence has been so far reaching. The rise of melodic thrash metal is sure to continue in Europe. If you enjoyed the Austrian band Chainbreaker, Enclave from the Austrian capital may be even better!

Enclave Is a Great Band

Enclave was formed in 2008 and it is said that they were influenced by 1980s metal and Bay Area thrash bands but that's not what I hear at first. If Greece is becoming the new Bay Area for thrash metal, Austria may still be a young nation for thrash metal but Enclave are a great addition to the worldwide thrash metal scene. Get ready for an album that is full of melody, rough vocals, and riffs that not only make sense but fit in VERY well!

The First Five Songs of the Album "New Age Disorder"

After a solid melodic instrumental song called The Infiltration, we are treated to another song called Capitalypse Now! The song is about what happens when the corporations are in charge and an economic collapse occurs. A worldwide recession and or depression occurs when there is too much corporate power. Mediocy is a song that in terms of the style is good modern thrash and the song is lyrically sending the message that a mediocre life is not good and that if we want to excel that we shouldn't be a part of such a thing. Shades of War (no not the song by the band Testament) is lyrically pretty self-explanatory as there is much chaos, death, and destruction when a war begins. As the song slows down, there is a mix of Kreator and Iron Maiden influences with the Maiden influence being present in the bass line. As was mentioned in my previous review of the band Kreator, if you are undergoing challenges now, turn to music in general and these guys may make you feel better and this album is certainly a helpful set of thrash metal songs. The title track lyrically is about being stuck in a pattern when people are buying into these illusions that do not help them advance in life but instead these illusions lead them to a life of disorder, chaos and confusion. When soldiers march on the streets during war, the idea of liberty can go down the drain really fast. Even if life is like an open book, making the right, rational decisions can make a big difference between a life of chaos compared to a life of order and stability.

"Cannibal Cops"

Final Thoughts About "New Age Disorder"

“Austrian Thrash Command” is a song that offers a good mix of aggressive vocals, riffs and the solo is pretty darn good. How about these guys from Austria! They know how to play fast and be melodic in the album which is the foundation for the best combination to be successful in the vast thrash metal scene. By this point in the album, there are no bad songs and I'm sure Metallica would be very impressed if they heard this. Cannibal Cops is a fast 1980s influenced song about cops being on the wrong side of the law. Cops are supposed to keep a city safe for its citizens but some of them get on the wrong side of the law. This song is influenced by 1980s bands such as Metallica or Annihilator. So for the song Cannibal Cops imagine hearing the song called Human Insecticide but only a better song. Some of you may consider it outrageous to even compare these guys to those Canadian greats but these Austrian guys have potential to be even better as a group. What are the strongest songs in the album New Age Disorder? There really is no bad song on this album and even The Infiltration may be the best song on this album. There are few albums that are this good to deserve this kind of consideration but New Age Disorder is one of those albums.

"The Infiltration"

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© 2020 Ara Vahanian


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