Sound — 10
There is a simple way to describe the style and sound used on this album. Metallica meets Iron Maiden, and then turn the speed up a couple of notches. This album screams European speed metal. Released in November of 2008, Enforcer's debut album is nothing short of high speed head banging heavy metal. Within 60 seconds of the very first track, you will be met with rolling bass lines, power screams, hard hitting driving drums, and perfectly harmonized shreds. Very much in the style of the NWOBHM, but also juiced up enough for the new, young audiences. This album will make you bang your head until it falls off, if you can keep up with it.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics aren't as impressive as how they are sung. Lead singer Olof Wikstrand has a very powerful and melodic voice that compliments the music nicely. The lyrics themselves aren't the most flowing, soothing words you've ever heard, but they are in your face just as much as the music is. You may need a lyric sheet though, as the singer is Swedish (like the rest of the band) and as such, has a deep Scandinavian accent.
Overall Impression — 9
This is a highly impressive feat for a debut album. The performance is so tight and powerful that any metal head out there ought to find enjoyment in it. Titles like "Black Angel", "Mistress From Hell", "Speed Queen". and "Scream Of The Savage" are guaranteed to make you pound your fists until you have bloody knuckles. I can also say that the live performance is just as tight as the album, as I have seen them live up close. This is a metal band that is definitely worth its own marbles, and their career has only just begun. Metal heads around the world are bound to be hearing from these guys sooner or later.