Enumclaw - 'Save The Baby'

8/10

While the infamous legacy of the Seattle music scene has been widely chronicled over the last few decades as the home of not just Nirvana, but the entire grunge scene movement as well, it has been a city brimming with exceptional possibilities ever since. But just a few miles south in Tacoma, newcomers Enumclaw have been looking to bring that formative direction roaring into the 21st century. After an enormous flow of praise for their debut EP 'Jimbo Demo' last year, they are now looking to cement themselves with their debut studio album 'Save The Baby', a record that unleashes a bright future from the start.

Although their sound is still very much akin to the raw and fuzzy guitar-rock sound that flooded 90s radio, Enumclaw have managed to create a broad and distinctive style that allows for so much atmosphere and emotion. Throughout 'Save The Baby', we are treated to a sprawling array of sombre yet explosive efforts that build a euphoric aesthetic out of a sometime subdued texture. This wonderfully juxtaposed element within their direction creates a vivid and explorative style that showcases them as a cohesive and succinct outfit, overflowing with adventurous and innovative ideas.

We may still be at the initial stages of their development, but the overall feel of 'Save The Baby' is a wondrous one to say the least. With such a fresh and enigmatic pursuit of shimmering and kaleidoscopic tones, we can tell this lot are going to be around for a long while yet.

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