Sunday, 16 March 2014

Ennoea - Listening To Silence - Review

Listening to Silence Demo cover art

Album Type:Demo
Date Released: Feb 14th 2014
Label: Self Released

Listening To Silence - Tracklisting:

1.Listening to Silence 08:00
2." " 06:13
3.Ennoea 05:21

The Band Members

Samantha Michelle Smith - Vocals and Instruments


Ennoea are a self-proclaimed Stoner, Doom and Psychedelic Death Metal Band. Influenced by bands such as YOB, Dark Castle, Sleep and High On Fire. They have a very violent, loud and epic sound that will them many admirers. Lead Vocalist – Samantha – has such a unique voice and her Death Metal vocals are very powerful indeed. I originally though I was listening to male lead singer. No offence – Samantha – but your voice fucking rules on this release.

What makes this band such a great one to check out is their style of Doom, Stoner Metal and Death Metal riffs that gives them such a different vibe compared to other bands.

Listening To Silence will blow you entire world apart as it's a stunning 20 minute blast of hard-hitting riffs to crush your soul to. The opening title track is an atmospheric and violent ride you won't easily forget. Who says that Stoner Metal and Death Metal cannot exist in the same context. Listening To Silence remind me of early YOB in so many ways but still with their own great sound.

Samantha wrote, played and recorded everything on this brilliant album. She is one highly talented lady and I think she has a very bright future indeed as she has written some incredible riffs that will have you hooked in no time at all.

I dare you not to rock with the untitled second track. It's a nightmarish world with some powerful riffs ruling with an iron fist. This is one track you will be listening to over and over again. Definitely the Demo's stand out track. Though not too far behind for that accolade is the final track – Ennoea. A slow-paced drone influenced track with heavy slabs of Psych Stoner Metal/Doom Metal riffs running through it's veins.

The Demo is slightly under-produced but you can't deny the talent involved. As this is excellent release that I hope to see popping up on all of the other great Doom/Stoner Metal blogs. Ennoea definitely have my attention. I can't wait to see what they release next. I am expecting great things from Ennoea in the next few years or so. My advice – Watch this space.

You can download Listening To Slience on BandCamp now.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

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Written by Steve Howe