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Overt Enemy

Mission, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Mission, TX | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Metal Metal




"Overt Enemy – Inception (EP) - Review"

Most of us can point to one band who gives us all of our inspiration. That band’s iconic songs stick with us forever and give our work a sense of direction. For me, that band is Iron Maiden. For Overt Enemy, that band is Slayer.

Overt Enemy formed in 2013 out of Mission, Texas. Initially, the group focused primarily on being the best Slayer tribute band they could be. They gained a large fanbase as a Slayer tribute band but soon started branching off with original material. After years of gigging and building a following, Overt Enemy finally found the time to produce their debut EP.

That EP, Inception, quickly gained a notable fanbase as listeners noticed its terrific power. The EP only contains three tracks, but all three are oozing with metal goodness.

The opening track, “Mercenary,” starts with a grueling guitar lick that breaks into the main riff. After some great vocals from Leo Ortiz, he completely takes over with a couple of fantastic guitar solos. The second track, “Political Cancer,” features a neat drum intro from Jaime Ayala. The guitar duo of Ortiz and Robert Hahn put a nice melody throughout the song. The riffs alone make “Political Cancer” my favorite song from Overt Enemy. Inception ends with the title-track instrumental, “Inception.” The song gives off doom-style vibes as it works both acoustic and electric elements. “Inception” is a great track that I could see fitting somewhere on a Black Sabbath release.

Overall, Overt Enemy has laid down a memorable EP. The debut works to bridge the band’s future releases which should be worth the wait.

Inception was released through Confused Records on July 7, 2018.


Political Cancer
Inception - Metal Addicts


Inception (EP) - 2018



About Overt Enemy

Overt Enemy is an American thrash band based in Mission, Texas.  Established in 2013, they perform their own brand of original Texas thrash metal and are also known as the best Slayer tribute in North America.  Their debut EP Inception (released via Confused Records in July 2018) reached the Top 15 on Reverbnation's Global Metal Chart and has received terrestrial and internet airplay worldwide.

Excited to shift their focus towards original music, Overt Enemy is continually expanding their rabid fan base.  They have shared the stage with heavyweights including Accused A.D., Angkor Wat, Confused, Panteon, X.I.L, Severance, and Sons of Texas, gaining notoriety with every performance.  Their music was also featured in the 2016 horror film The Blood Tapes, now available on Amazon.

The band is currently recording a second album with producer/engineer Joshua Lopez (Immortal Guardian) at Widowmaker Studios in McAllen, Texas.  Titled Possession, this quick follow-up to Inception takes inspiration from The Big 4, Sepultura, System of a Down, Pantera, Amon Amarth, Lamb of God, and Mastodon; it includes four original songs and a cover of Slayer's classic "At Dawn They Sleep."    Possession will be available in early 2019.

Band Members

·         Leo Ortiz - Guitar/Lead Vocal

·         Jaime Ayala - Drums

·         Slayerella - Bass/Vocals

·         Rob Hahn - Guitar/Vocals

Connect With Overt Enemy

·         Website

·         Facebook

·         Twitter

·         ReverbNation

·         YouTube

Stream and download Inception at Confusedrecords.com Apple MusicSpotifyiTunesGoogle Play/YouTubeAmazon, DeezerTidal, iHeartRadio, Napster, and Pandora.

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