fe“The all-out grind songs are just killer, played with an aggressiveness and level of obscurity that only Julio Rey could create.” — Alex Cantwell, Chronicles of Chaos

“The themes of Christianity in (Julio’s) work aren’t for everybody. But the extremism of Frank’s Enemy is pretty universal.” – Abel Folgar, Miami New Times

 “Man, these guys are just weird.” — Scott Waters, vocalist of Ultimatum, No Life ‘Til Metal

No matter what kind of music you love, there’s probably at least one Frank’s Enemy song you’re going to hate. It helps if you generally hate normal music, though. Insane grindcore madness & old-school hardcore punk interspersed with a kaleidoscopic maelstrom of rapcore, acoustic, thrash, sludge, techno (!), power ballads (!!) … all in the same album? Nothing unusual there for Frank’s Enemy.

But don’t take our word for it, here’s Julio with the straight skinny:

“It was 1991 when the Lead broke up and I set out to complete my pursuit of extreme metal. It was important for me to keep the punk rock edge, while making the most insane extreme metal I could possibly make, while breaking the rules of metal, while simultaneously addressing difficult themes relevant to the Christian’s walk.

“Frank’s Enemy started with me putting out two low-fi guitar and drum machine tapes. Then I conned two impressionable (not really) 19-year-old guys into playing bass and drums with me, and thus, a real group — the classic trio Frank’s Enemy — emerged. Alex A, Marc Golob and I would make three CDs between 1994 to 1998, tour a couple of times, play with Mortification and Crashdog and Living Sacrifice, play a few festivals including Cornerstone 97.

“Marriage and childbirth caught up with us after that and we split. Soon enough, though, I was back at it, doing Frank’s Enemy on my own and in the age of better drum machines, better home recording technologies and easier music distribution. And I haven’t stopped yet.

“So please allow me to introduce Frank’s Enemy into your ears. I humbly present you this opportunity to download — FREE — a track from each of the classic trio CDs, plus a recent post-trio track. Four slabs of death and destruction for Jesus.”