ALBUM: A Flash Flood Of Colour
LABEL: Ambush Reality, Hopeless
GENRE(S): Post-hardcore, electronica, dubstep, Metalcore
RELEASE DATE(S): 16 January 2012
It’s been a while since i listened to Enter Shikari to be frank. Their last album didn’t really appeal to me, i was more into their heavier stuff like Sorry Your Not A Winner off of their Take To The Skies album.
There’s been a lot of hype around the new album from the St Albans foursome, it’s even slated to get the number 1 position on the album chart this Saturday (19th January).
To understand and enjoy this album you’ve gotta know the history. It all started with nu-metal bands such as Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Korn. They found a powerful medium and started a genre that mixed rap, metal and hip hop into a new genre of music that helped push metal more mainstream.
Flash forward to today and you have these Nu Metal legends such as Korn mixing in a new style of electronic music called dubstep. Personally i like it, but it has a lot of old school fans questioning where some of these bands are going and what happened to this sound (check out Korn – Narcissistic Cannibal to hear the mix)
Enter Shikari are in my opinion one of the masters of mixing eletronica and post-hardcore into this amazing sound, and A Flash Of colour shines out as one of the best albums of 2012.
Check out Arguing With Thermometers Below and check out that “Dirty” Chorus
A Flash Flood Of Colour is heavy from the start with a real “I’ll Take On Everyone” attitude to it making the boys and the album sound huge.
A political tone rings through the album and within the first 30 seconds you can hear ‘Now the house in the cliffs is the wreckage in the rocks‘ referencing Broken Britain. This theme is continued in the track ’Gandhi Mate, Gandhi‘ with Rou screaming “WERE SICK OF THIS SHIT” before dropping into heavy electronica beats mixed with some heavy guitar that gets every metaller and electronica fan alike bouncing.
Overall it seems the boys are back to form and its a great album that deserves the number 1 spot this weekend. It’s great to see a modern metal/dubstep band get into the charts, let alone hit the top spot!