12th March will see Richmond Virginia crossover maniacs Enforced break free from their chains with “Kill Grid” via Century Media. On the evidence of new single “Curtain Fire” alongside the previously released pair “Hemorrhage” and “Malignance” the record should be a white knuckle roller coaster ride that crosses Thrash, Punk, Death Metal and Hardcore to create an absolute beast.
“Also known as ‘the creeping barrage,’ curtain fire is an artillery tactic used in tandem with advancing ground troops”, singer Knox Colby explains. “It’s meant to soften up defenses or wipe them out completely. The lyrical narrative is on the defending end of curtain fire; ruminations on the death of soldiers, their grieving families, and how they’ll eventually be forgotten through time (a folded flag in a garage). The last few lines flip to the perspective of the attacker. With a very apathetic and unsympathetic attitude towards all the damage created, paving a parking lot over the conflict.”
Guitarist Will Wagstaff adds: “This song came together from the supernova of many other riffs/versions of the song. It was originally an up-tempo fast metal beat type of song. We kind of scraped that when we came up with the intro and realized it could be a really catchy song. Knox’s lyrics work perfectly with this song and make it extremely catchy along with the head bashing and solos.”