Melbourne’s melodeath quintet, Eye of the Enemy, have finally unveiled their new vocalist after weeks of teasing.
The departure of vocalist and founding member, Julian Detar, following Sonic Forge Festival in November left Eye of the Enemy with some big shoes to fill, but luckily new vocalist Mitch Alexander (Hours in Exile) rose beautifully to the challenge.
Unleashed for the first time over the weekend at The Workers Club on Friday and at Ausocalypse festival on Saturday, Alexander brought with him a level of charisma and enthusiasm that’s on its way to rivaling that of Youngy from King Parrot.
While Alexander’s vocal register is slightly higher than that of Detar’s, it sits perfectly with the band’s melodic stylings and his energy takes the band’s impeccably tight live performance to another level.
With Alexander added to the fold and a Japanese tour in support of Fleshgod Apocalypse alongside fellow Aussies Psycroptic and Ne Obliviscaris, Eye of the Enemy are sure to be a band to watch this year.
– Photos by Bethany Mafrici