Frank's Enemy is the new band of former The Lead guitarist Julio Rey. The story behind their name is interesting. As told by Julio, he read an article on Frank Zappa that quoted Zappa saying "When you see a car with the
Christian fish on it, you have seen the enemy." Thus, states Julio, we must be Frank's Enemy. The band released three cds before calling it a day.
Frank's Enemy (aka Not Silent)
1. "Link Line" (2:36)
2. "Things Don't Work Out" (6:09)
3. "Destroy" (4:54)
4. "Acts of Love" (6:52)
5. "Judas" (5:39)
6. "Psychic Pain" (5:58)
7. "You Are God" (3:38)
8. "Man, You Made A Lonely World" (7:48)
9. "Reasons to Say No" (14:39)
This is the very first Frank's Enemy album, that was released independently by the band. The recording is raw, but it works for this type of music. The sound is VERY experimental, despite the fact the Frank's Enemy are label "grindcore." There are all kinds of influences on this one ranging from punk to hardcore, heavy metal to grindcore, thrash metal to just plain noise. One minute the band will be flying through a blast beat only to stop on the dime and go into some funk part. The cover art on all Frank's Enemy discs were done by Julio Rey.
Apparently this cd is actually self titled and the name of the label, made up by the band, is Not Silent. However, most fans call this disc, "Not Silent."
Frank's Enemy-Neoblasphemies (Cling Recordings)
1. "I Think" (3:02)
2. "Human Reich" (4:40)
3. "Imbecile Factory" (2:07)
4. "Cannibalized" (2:01)
5. "Uncalled For" (3:04)
6. "Torturer" (2:10)
7. "Inevitable" (2:29)
8. "Cauldron" (2:57)
9. "Hanging On A Tree" (2:24)
10. "In Answer" (7:33)
11. "Stephen Hawking Walked Away" (4:34)
Man, these guys are just weird. After a long, bizzarre, and mellow intro, Julio
and Co. go headlong into a full speed grindcore onslaught. I can't even imagine
how it must be playing guitars that are tuned this low. Their strings must be
like wet spaghetti noodles. This time around the music retains less of that
experimental feel and sticks a little closer to the grindcore formula, although
as I already said, these guys are weird so they do tend to stray here and there.
(i.e. "Stephen Hawking Walked Away" is a bass driven funk song.) Once
again, the recording is very raw, giving this a similar sound to the first disc.
I am not sure why I like this disc so much, as I am not a big grindcore fan,
but I must say every once and a while, this disc gives me a charge. The band
released a third album called "Illumination" which I owned for a short
while. Never could get into it, so I traded it off. All three of their discs
are now out of print as Cling Recordings has gone under, although I have heard
they reformed under a new
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