The Enemies We Create

by COMMANDER - Death Metal Munich

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    Label:Bad Land Records

    01 Trust In Man (04:34)
    02 Vengeful Angel (03:41)
    03 The Enemies We Create (05:21)
    04 My Worst Enemy (02:12)
    05 New Age of Treason (05:18)
    06 New Age of Treason II (03:11)
    07 Ira (02:54)
    08 Still Alive (04:25)
    09 At Any Cost (04:03)
    10 Valley Of Fallen Stars (04:13)
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    In 2008 COMMANDER hit the ground running once again and serve an absolute Death Metal feast entitled “The Enemies We Create”.

    Recorded at the Helion-Studios in Munich (Atargatis, Equilibrium, Sycronomica
    and others), the new disk represents the most mature and versatile side of COMMANDER up to date. The ones who thought the guys from Munich had already shot their bolts with their first album better have another think coming.

    Like its predecessor, “The Enemies We Create” is firmly rooted within the rugged and brute Death Metal, yet its thrashy experiments guarantee for the much-cited variety, something other releases within that segment often lack in, unfortunately.

    Thus, the Bavarian band doesn’t even move away from their base too far, which is rifforientated Death. Rather, COMMANDER’s very effective breaks and explosive thrashy riff thunderstorms give songs like ‘Vengeful Angel’ or ‘New Age Of Treason I & II’ a certain drive which you just can’t shake out of your head that easily (in the truest sense of the meaning). On the other hand, sinister-halting riff monsters such as ‘Still Alive’ or the title track, which particularly emphasises Nick Kolar’s multi-facetted singing, complete the picture providing the perfect atmosphere for the theme of this almost-concept album. “Contentwise, the “The Enemies We Create” is about creating and the existence of bogeymen and how we deal with them, something which has shown to be an absolutely fascinating and complex theme “, tells frontman Nick.

    “I mean, nowadays you keep catching yourself creating so-called bogeymen for yourself. Society declines more and more into a large, dumb lump thinking its sole meaning of existence is to compete with and to outdo self-created bogeymen. We have looked upon this theme from different perspectives and have written down our thoughts on that matter.

    ”This concept works out perfectly also musicwise, as “The Enemies We Create” definitely shows, since COMMANDER present themselves more mature and more complex than we had expected without losing an inch of their penetrating power.

    Certainly, there has hardly been a more versatile and at the same time more uncontrolled way as with “The Enemies We Create” to screw your heads off these days.

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Reviews Germany
Rock Hard (Ger), 8/10 (Soundcheck #27)
Legacy, 11/15 (Soundcheck #29)
Heavy, 8/12 (Soundcheck #19) (7/10) (7/10) (5/7) (8.5/10) (8/10) 9/10
Metal Impetus 10/10 (10/15) (9/10) 9.5/10
Reviews International
Aardschok (NL) 72/100
Kerrang (UK) KKK/KKKKK , 4/5 “Album of the Week”
Rock Hard (Greece), 6,5/10 (Soundcheck #20) (10/13) (7/10) (83/100)
Lords of Metal .nl 70/100, 8.1/10 (9/10) (70/100)


released March 28, 2008

The Enemies We Create
Release-Date 28.03.2008
Bad Land Records / Twilight-Vertrieb



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COMMANDER - Death Metal Munich Munich, Germany

In 2006, the eagerly awaited debut "World's Destructive Domination" was released.
Two years later COMMANDER hit the ground running once again and serve an absolute Death Metal feast entitled "The Enemies We Create".
On February, 6th 2014 COMMANDER announced the return to the scene. COMMANDER contributed the new Song "Shattered Existence" to the "CHAOS BLAST COMPILATION 014".
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