An extreme metal act from Miami, Frank’s Enemy have been making intensive noises since 1992. Often combining grindcore, death metal and doom elements, the band’s sound has never been for the faint of heart. Their 2020 album ‘Abnormalized’ was scheduled for release in September, but as of January 2021, it’s still “under construction” with new tracks being added sporadically via their Bandcamp site.
The newest offering from Frank’s Enemy is actually the final recording of a composition that started to take shape all the way back in the 90s. A Christmas themed piece, ‘Herod’ takes a massive sidestep from other recent tracks in that the usual minute long grindcore bursts have been abandoned in favour of something far weightier. Clocking in at over seven minutes and exploring slow, sledgehammer riffs, this number combines the purest sludge with haunting bells, children’s voices and even a weird interlude that sounds like a dark and gothic take on an old Mike Oldfield piece. In short, it’s bloody frightening.
You can take a listen below.