Frank's Enemy - _Illumination_
(Cling, 1998)
by: Alex Cantwell (7 out of 10)
I was really hoping that I could give this a higher rating, as my expectancy level was high for this release after thoroughly enjoying 1997's _Neoblasphemies_. The production holds this release back quite a bit, with songs mastered at different volumes, and some of the guitar tones sounding like they were recorded inside a tunnel. The all-out grind songs are just killer, played with an aggressiveness and level of obscurity that only Julio Rey (guitar/vocals) could create. Unfortunately, there are too many filler tracks which are not grind, including the grind-infused punk songs that bassist Marc shouts over. Overall, _Illumination_ does provide a fun listen. You know you're in for a good time when the first track "Codebasher" starts off with a samba beat and horns, only to be interrupted by a full-on grind assault -- bbbbllllaaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhh!!!

Contact: Frank's Enemy, P.O. Box 523899, Miami, FL 33152-3899, USA

(article published 16/1/1999)


RSS Feed RSS   Facebook Facebook   Twitter Twitter  ::  Mobile : Text  ::  HTML : CSS  ::  Sitemap

All contents copyright 1995-2019 their individual creators.  All rights reserved.  Do not reproduce without permission.

All opinions expressed in Chronicles of Chaos are opinions held at the time of writing by the individuals expressing them.
They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, past or present.