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1. A heavy metal band formed in Arvika, Sweden, 2004, currently based in Stockholm. They have released three full length albums, are active and currently signed to Earache records.

Enforcer plays and performs in a style very similar to older speed metal bands like Agent Steel, Exciter and Anvil. When the Sweden Rock Magazine asked them about playing “old school”, they answered that heavy metal isn’t old school, it’s timeless. After releasing two demos in 2005, they released their first album Into the Night through Heavy Artillery in late 2008. This album caught the attention of Earache records who signed them and released the critically and fan-acclaimed album Diamonds in 2010. After this they released a couple split 7”s Their third full length, Death By Fire was released early 2013, again on Earache records.

Members:
Olof Wikstrand - Vocals (Corrupt, ex Tribulation, ex Hazard)
Joseph Tholl - Guitars (Black Trip, Corrupt, ex Hazard)
Tobias Lindqvist - Bass (Corrupt)
Jonas Wikstrand - Drums (Black Trip, Corrupt, ex Hazard)

Past members:
Adam Zaars - Guitars [2006-11] (Sars, Tribulation, Repugnant)
Jakob Ljungberg - Drums [2007] (Tribulation, Sars)

2. A hardcore punk band from Oslo, Norway.

3. Chilean thrash/speed metal band formed in Santiago, 2001. In 2003 they released their first demo, Violent Speed Rehearsal followed by a second demo, A Violent Night in 2006. A full length debut album, Violent Speed Assault was released by Utterly Somber Creations, 2007. They are supposedly active though nothing has been released since.

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  • Wacke666

    @Petya_Venikov - Sure, it's a similar vocal melody, but not much else. I never would've noticed that similarity if you hadn't pointed it out for us. I think people should just try a little less to compare and try to find what songs they've "stolen." Heavy metal is heavy metal, there is only so much you can do with it, and everybody have influences from which you tend to draw similarities from. Big deal, it happens all the time. If we would compare every band with each other, half of the metal bands in the world would sound a lot like either a Maiden or Metallica wanna-be.

    Yesterday 1:08am Reply
  • CrionicImpaler

    FUCKING AMAZING NEW ALBUM!! [2]

    Yesterday 12:28am Reply
  • Thrasher-Ant

    New album is growing on me. The start of One With Fire sounds like Fade To Black by Flotsam And Jetsam

    Yesterday 1:06pm Reply
  • born-in-hell

    LOL! Old white chit! Any oddball always strives to savage younger bands. Who cares? Enforcer will therefore suffer no loss. :(

    5 Mar 1:57am Reply
  • versionfiv

    yeah undying evil is a direct rip of Riot - Outlaw too, just listen to those guitar accents and hi hats.

    4 Mar 10:55pm Reply
  • Petya_Venikov

    Every single track they write is a direct lift from other bands, and i mean direct lift, riffs, vocal patterns, everything; my dilemma is that i find myself trying to remember the original band more than i do the their "original song". It would be interesting to compile a 1:1 of all the bands they jack. Just from the new record "From Beyond" is a direct lift from Manowar's "Thor". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf8Y5lk6VOo - listen to the opening vocals and the cymbal accents - If you "don't hear it" you're lying to yourself.

    4 Mar 6:55pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    this is the most amusing thing I've seen in months. holy gods look at these transcribed lyrics, they're hilarious: http://www.sweetslyrics.com/1070728.Enforcer%20-%20Farewell.html I wonder who the hell did that, I am fixing them now, by what I can hear, but I don't have the album yet. the rest of the lyrics on that site for the new album are just as good, especially for Destroyer.

    4 Mar 6:25am Reply
  • Poelzig

    Folks hated when 80's heavy metal tried to incorporate some disco beats, i quite enjoy it! From Beyond's title track is a perfect example. Decent new album, but not their greatest.

    3 Mar 5:43pm Reply
  • Poelzig

    death by fire is fucking phenomenal. [9]

    3 Mar 5:36pm Reply
  • IanThrash

    even if some songs are weaker, the stand outs are so good that automatically jump to the top of their catalog, Below The Slumber, Mask of Red Death and Hungry They Will Come are just excellent on a whole new level for Enforcer.

    3 Mar 5:09am Reply
  • michciu4

    much better than previous one

    1 Mar 6:04pm Reply
  • koenijo

    From Beyooond!!! Great Record.

    1 Mar 1:42pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    great new album :)

    1 Mar 12:41am Reply
  • deathraiser_666

    Death By Fire > From Beyond

    28 Feb 9:51pm Reply
  • knight_88

    New album is good but it's not their best, imo.

    28 Feb 3:21pm Reply
  • born-in-hell

    Imposing album! Thanks guys!

    28 Feb 1:53am Reply
  • liasantana

    Damn! The new album is great!

    27 Feb 11:28pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    I was more underwhelmed than disappointed. It's still a good album just, like I said, not as impressive as Diamonds or Death By Fire which are killer. They have an even more 80s sound than they ever did before, dropped the speed metal a lot more (although it still appears in some tracks like One With Fire) and stripped things down. I am interested in finding out who wrote what.

    27 Feb 9:19pm Reply
  • Wacke666

    The new album is their best one yet. Damn!

    27 Feb 5:16pm Reply
  • StaticRiver

    the new album is a masterpiece AOTY confirmed

    27 Feb 4:39pm Reply
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