Let me clarify this before I say any other fucking thing: ENFORCER IS NOT A GLAM METAL BAND. Not that there’s anything wrong with glam metal (Motley Crue’s first album was pretty okay, and W.A.S.P. was fucking AWESOME), because there isn’t. I was driving a friend from one place to another recently, and when an Enforcer song came on, he was like “Oh man, this sounds like Steel Panther!” (Hi, Jesse).
Fair enough, there’s a resemblance. And again, it’s just a RESEMBLANCE for Denny’s sake.
I mean, listen man, it’s really easy to write metal songs with “deedily-deedily-deedily” style guitar work and high-pitched singing. I was going to say that it’s so easy that it’s a joke, but Steel Panther have already built a career on that, so I’ll just say this: Yes, Steel Panther. ANYWAY, like I said to my friend in the car, yeah, there’s a kind of nostalgic “hey-remember-this-haha” to what Enforcer plays, but they MEAN it. Like I was saying before, it’s easy to write NWOTHM (that’s New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal, for you normal people reading this, if there are any) songs about fucking girls and getting drunk and being kind of (VERY, VERY) vaguely “evil” and all that shit. Fine, okay, but at least Enforcer means it. When they sing about fucking girls, they actually REALLY want to fuck girls. Shit man, who doesn’t? They’re an every-man’s metal band!
Yeah man, Enforcer is sick! Jesus. Some of their stuff is really Iron Maiden-influenced, but only the good shit and none of the Iron Maiden-y stuff. You know what I mean. Also, there’s Judas Priest in there too, and that’s pretttttttttay obvious on Into the Night. Let me back up here for a second. I don’t mean to say that sounding like Priest or Maiden is a bad thing. Shit man, I wrote about how SICK I think Judas Priest is a while back. I’m lukewarm on Iron Maiden (yeah yeah, crucify me, whatever), but obviously they’re pretty deece too.
But man, when Diamonds came out, I was like “Whoooooa baby, this band is AMAZING.” Because they are. But also for this and also this. They’re albums tracks—DUH—and holy moly, if you don’t like that shit we seriously can’t be friends anymore. I mean it.
This band CAN. NOT. fuck up.
In contrast, I suggest getting fucked up before listening to Enforcer, because it’s kind of “party metal” and MOTHERFUCKER, IT’S TIME TO PARTY. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!