Frank's Enemy (aka Not Silent) (independent) 1994
1. "Link Line"
This is the very first Frank's Enemy album, that was released independently by the band. The recording is raw, but it works for this type of music. The sound is VERY experimental, despite the fact the Frank's Enemy are label "grindcore." There are all kinds of influences on this one ranging from punk to hardcore, heavy metal to grindcore, thrash metal to just plain noise. One minute the band will be flying through a blast beat only to stop on the dime and go into some funk part. The cover art on all Frank's Enemy discs were done by Julio Rey.
Apparently this cd is actually self titled and the name of the label, made up by the band, is Not Silent. However, most fans call this disc, "Not Silent."
Frank's Enemy-Neoblasphemies (Cling Recordings) 1996
1. "I Think"
Man, these guys are just
weird. After a long, bizzarre, and mellow intro, Julio and Co. go headlong into
a full speed grindcore onslaught. I can't even imagine how it must be playing
guitars that are tuned this low. Their strings must be like wet spaghetti noodles.
This time around the music retains less of that experimental feel and sticks
a little closer to the grindcore formula, although as I already said, these
guys are weird so they do tend to stray here and there. (i.e. "Stephen
Hawking Walked Away" is a bass driven funk song.) Once again, the recording
is very raw, giving this a similar sound to the first disc. I am not sure why
I like this disc so much, as I am not a big grindcore fan, but I must say every
once and a while, this disc gives me a charge. The band released a third album
called "Illumination" which I owned for a short while. Never could
get into it, so I traded it off. All three of their discs are now out of print
as Cling Recordings has gone under, although I have heard they reformed under