Dub War Enemy Maker
Label: Earache MOSH147CDD-PRO
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
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.
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