St. Louis alternative metal band Inimical Drive released their new EP ‘Enemy’. The lead single “Reckoning” was dropped ahead of the record’s release as well as a music video for the track.
About the EP, vocalist Joel Colby stated:
“While there’s no particular theme to this EP, it is incredibly relatable and I think the listener will feel the emotion in each song. The heavy is all there on Enemy, but we also wanted to make the music accessible without thinking too hard about the process. Everything on the EP was written amongst close friends, hanging out in the studio, with zero agenda and all just before the pandemic hit. The time is right to release this into the world, this is a reminder of how heavy music connects us all.”
The band’s EP ‘Enemy’ was written as an outlet for vocalist Joel Colby to tell a story of life experiences he’s endured in recent years. Two of the tracks on the release were produced and mixed by the late Matt Amelung (Story Of The Year/Greek Fire) and the band completed the EP with friend Jack C. Daniels (War of Ages).
Drawing various elements from classic metal melodies to modern American-metal brutality without neglecting sexy rock riffs and soaring choruses, Inimical Drive has developed their unique and undeniably powerful sound. Backed by a high intensity, full production live show, they have set the standard among the rock scene, and gained wide recognition from fans, bands, radio stations, and clubs while building an extensive resume of radio festivals, and sold out venues.
Musically, the band has been compared and fits alongside heavy hitters such as After the Burial, It Dies Today, Killswitch Engage, and Atreyu. Being a grinding, hardworking band since 2002, they have built quite the following in their hometown of St. Louis, being one of the more well-known metal/hard rock acts in their area.