25 Days Of Metal 2012: #4 Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Color

Enter Shikari

Rather than counting down the days until we can celebrate Christmas, this year we’re bringing you a series of metal posts will be celebrating the countdown until we don’t have to be inundated with Christmas music and decorations everywhere. To coincide with this countdown we’ll be posting our top 25 metal (and metal-ish) albums of 2012. 25 days of hell, 25 rad metal albums to make up for it.

How to describe Enter Shikari? A number of adjectives and descriptors could apply, but nothing can really describe them in full. At face value their music appears to be fun, nonchalant and silly–but when you analyze the lyrics a bit more you realize they’re anything but. Taking an incredibly strong stance on a number of political, social and environmental issues throughout A Flash Flood Of Color, Enter Shikari are about as serious as they could be. Floating the balance between all sorts of electronic styles, post-hardcore, punk and whatever else, Enter Shikari have crafted a masterpiece all their own style. Brilliantly catchy songwriting, fantastic use of textures, just enough breakdowns and mosh sections and intelligent lyrics: a style very worthy of the attention of anyone into music that pushes boundaries. Hell, they even say say it in one of their songs: “Fuck all boundaries.”

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