Enshroud is a promising melodic death metal band I discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about three months ago with their captivating latest release. Unlike any other band and artist out there, there’s something exciting about Enshroud, which is their anonymity. They say that Enshroud is formed with like-minded musicians who value music and want to do something that will speak to them first and then to the world. You won’t be able to find their music on Spotify, and maybe on some other digital streaming platforms as well. Honestly, when you think about it, doing the same thing as the rest of the world is not going to bring you good in every situation. These Irish gentlemen are trying something that we can call; “extraordinary” here, which is admirable. I have massive respect for their understanding of music. Now, please give the song a listen while I go into more details below.
Open Vein is a very well written, handled, crafted, recorded, and produced melodic death metal song with the proper dynamics, irresistible energy flow, powerful dark vibes, badass instrumentation, and addictive vibes all along the way. The energy level is so high; listener never loses the excitement until the end. As you might also remember from my previous articles, I listen to tons of new music from all around the world. And I can easily say that we have huge numbers of active musicians, yet deficient percentage in creativity. In this case, I loved Enshroud’s melodic side, which I consider to be unique. Death metal wasn’t that much narrow-minded as it is in our era, when it was born back then by Possessed and Death. In fact, Death is one of the most progressive bands in history. In this matter, Open Vein was more than satisfying to me. Actually, I was happy to discover a band that has a similar way of thinking as I do.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any knowledge about their releases or other songs, yet I know that Open Vein is Enshroud’s third single. They say that they are together and making music since 2020, yet when you listen to this song with full attention, it feels like they are much more experienced and advanced musicians than they are together. As you also know, sometimes people come together, and that energy creates things that no one would have imagined. I feel like Enshroud is a quite similar project where everybody’s focused on one thing, which is truly admirable.