From Soundrennaissance :
When their time isn’t devoted to the Army and family, Noi!se pour their heart and soul into their authentic delivery of catchy streetpunk. The Tacoma Washington’s punk quartet is back with their new album The Real Enemy, a follow up to 2014’s The Scars We Hide.
The album opens with the wailing sound of melodic lead guitars on “Passing Time,” and Noi!se couldn’t have picked a more suitable opening track. The song builds up into an explosion of hard-hitting rhythm guitars and abrasive vocals. The band combines melodic with anthemic on this track. Similarly, “Dull The Pain,” “Sea of Apathy,” “End of Days,” and “The Show” share the same fist-pumping energy and soulfulness.
The Real Enemy has more of a live sound in comparison to Noi!se’s earlier releases. The overall mix seems to place less emphasis on the vocals, but you can hear Al Barr (Dropkick Murphys, The Bruisers) come in with his raspy growl on much of the album. On the second track “Take It Back,” Gordy Carbone (The Forgotten) chimes in on the second verse. Noi!se even get some help from The Interrupters’ lead vocalist, Aimee Interrupter, on “The War Inside.”
Streetpunk is one of the most sincere subgenres of punk. Listen to any well known song and you will hear unforgettable fist-pumping sing-alongs laden with gang vocals. “SPD” is one of those songs. It’s short and intense, clocking in at only a minute and twenty-four seconds, but I can picture a crowd of punks and skins raising their fists and piling up to the microphone.
Overall, The Real Enemy is a solid punk album. While the vocals may be low on the mix, Noi!se captures true substance and vigor. If you’re a fan of bands like Cock Sparrer, Pinkerton Thugs, or early Dropkick Murphys, you should familiarize yourself with Noi!se.