Listening to Enemo J’s Miley Virus is kind of an incredible experience. It makes me wonder just how this band managed to go back to the year 2006 to make formulaic, bland metalcore.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate this record. I didn’t hate the kid that no one in class liked. He’s already unpopular, there’s no need to dogpile.
But the truth also needs to be said: this is one of the worst releases of 2015. Dumb band name? Check. Bad pun of a pop star’s name (as an album name no less)? Check. Record scratches? Check. Djent-esque riffs at odd intervals? Check. The most formulaic metalcore possible? Check. The word “bitch” said over a brief pause before every chorus in a song? Check. Bad album art? Double check. To that last point, let’s look at that for a second. You guys couldn’t collectively spring for proper fake blood? On your fifth fucking album? Jesus Christ. The only way the album cover wouldn’t be a complete waste of time is if it’s an actual shot of the person on the cover smiling because they’ve just killed the whole band.
From the intro track, with its awful sample of The Drop, to the rigidly executed and drawn out breakdown at the end, this album is one long, slow, grinding trainwreck. And not the good kind. This is every band you’ve seen at a local show that are so god awful you’ve had to avoid eye contact with them, cross your arms, and retreat into your mind to temporarily disassociate from their brand of out-of-touch nonsense.
Enemo J? More like Enemy of Taste.
02. This Is Not A Toy
03. Miley Virus
04. Five Percent
05. This Stops Today
06. Ides Of March
11. Drunk Lions At The Wolf Party
Run Time: 42:20
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Check out the song “Time” here.