Unfaith is the debut album from Enamel Animal and I have to admit, it came as a surprise to see that this was their debut album as I’d previously saw the band live about three and a half years ago at the Lomax (RIP) in Liverpool – but as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.
For the most part, Unfaith is a great little listen that features some absolutely fantastic tunes on it. From the massive-sounding Horrified that features a stadium-filling chorus, to the more technical and gritty-sounding Greetings Earthlings and the simplistic yet stunningly atmospheric Eintracht, Enamel Animal have showcased a wide variety of styles and approaches over the course of Unfaith, meaning there’s something for many music tastes on the album!
However, the slightly sporadic nature of the album does mean that it is a bit of a jerky listen – there’s not really a flow to the album and the tracks don’t seem to quite slot together in the order that they’ve been put in on Unfaith. The songs are all individually good but they don’t really connect together, resulting in an album that sounds more like a collection of songs rather than a unified piece. Nevertheless, there’s no doubt in my mind that the music will translate perfectly into a live environment without the restraints of a set order.
All in all, a great listen from this talented fourpiece. Make sure you check them out at one of their upcoming shows!
12 April – Maguire’s Pizza Bar, Liverpool
13 April – Retro Bar, Manchester