Reviewed! Enemy Logic - "Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” CD

Enemy Logic

“Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind”

Sure, there are some moments throughout “Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” that need some polishing, times when you realize these guys are still a wee bit green and rough around the edges, but in all honesty, it’s those moments that add to the overall enjoyment factor of Enemy Logic’s latest release, an overall enjoyment factor that rises with each passing song. These guys have the formulaic side of metalcore pretty much down pat (‘Distorted Process,’ ‘Final Movement’), but “Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” shows that Enemy Logic has chops well above the simple verse-chorus-verse-breakdown chug blueprint most of their genre brethren share (‘Duel Diagnosis,’ ‘the Savage Mind’). Do yourself a favor and check out the epic video-game quality leads on ‘Endless Life’ for some sonic proof that these dudes can shred with the big boys. This record is as good as, if not better than, a lot of bands you’ll hear today that boast label support. It has legs to stand, hell, run, on, with all of the functional pieces you’re looking for – dexterous vocals that don’t wander too far into the clean arena, swirling guitars that aren’t afraid to soar and combative drum work that ties everything together. Enemy Logic is also quite adept at creating melodic moments without clean singing, another testament of their talents. Yes, Enemy Logic isn’t signed as of right now, but “Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” is just the vehicle that should get them there. Some unsigned bands are unsigned for a reason, and after this disc it appears it should only be a matter of time before you see band on a national stage.

Grade: B
Go Download: ‘The Savage Mind’

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