Dub War Enemy Maker
Label: Earache MOSH147CDD
Format: CD, Single, Part 1
Genre: Metal, Electronic, Rock, Funk Metal, Dub, Drum n Bass
1 Enemy Maker 4:02
2 Money In The Bank 3:08
3 Peace Maker 3:52
4 Nations (Aphrodite Remix)5:39
Remix, Producer [Additional] Aphrodite
The CD is housed in a digipak with room for a second CD. The digipak cover indicates that this is part 1 of a 2 CD set. The area for the second CD has a cardboard CD-shaped insert with the layout and track listing of the missing disc, with a note on the insert indicating that disc two is available separately.
Credits: Engineer Dave Eringa (tracks: 1, 2), Producer Alan “Haggis” Haggerty* (tracks: 1, 2), Paul Schroeder (tracks: 3)
Part 1 of a two CD set
Barcode: 5 018615 114727
Matrix / Runout: B9912 MOSH 147 CDD . MASTERED BY NIMBUS
Other: IRS 977. 355
Comes in a 2-panel Digipak, with room for Part 2.
Tracks 1 & 2 recorded at Monnow Valley Studio. Mixed at Protocol Studios.
Track 3 recorded at Surrey Sound Studio. Mixed at Battery Studios.
Brilliant… took ‘crossover’ metal to another level,
Dub War, in my opinion, were Britains finest, most innovative and groundbreaking crossover metal exponents (see also contemporaries Senser, Pitchshifter, Asian Dub Foundation). From Newport, South Wales they blended dub, reggae, soul, punk, thrash metal, and beats. You name it, they had it. Their sound is not the shambles that one may expect from the fusion of such eclectic and extreme styles. Contemporary crossover metal amounts to no more than skate metal: crunching guitars and awkward rapping in bandanas and baggy shorts. It beggars belief that fusing different music styles can sound so sterile, one-dimensional and formulaic. But through a plethora of singles, EPs, and compilation album slots Dub War were able to hone their exciting style and socially and environmentally aware message
Their ‘unlikely’ hometown and diverse ethnic background harked back to early crossover metal bands such as Living Colour, early Faith No More, Rage Against The Machine and the high profile inter-genre collaborations such as Anthrax and Public Enemy.
If the sterility of crossover metal makes you yawn, try Dub War to re-imbue you with faith in innovative metal.
………detailed LIST OF Dub War below…