Milwaukee outfit Enabler occupies a familiar space on the metallic fringe of hardcore, combining Kill Em All riffs with Black Flag chants. What separates Enabler from the metalcore pack is its ability to push its physical and creative boundaries, deal with personal and political themes, and make it all sound like a party. This might explain the wide variety of credibility in the band's résumé. On one end of the spectrum, Enabler's All Hail the Void was just released on the ultra-hip metal label Southern Lord Records. On the other, the band's original drummer Andy Hurley was in a moderately successful band called Fall Out Boy.
Crucial Breakdown: Be prepared for the less-than-subtle Jesus bashing gang vocal of "No one is coming back from the dead" on "False Profit."