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Old December 24th, 2004, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Links to "Force" reviews...

Since our web site will be completely rebuilt, I've decided to post links to reviews we've gotten right here. I know there is a lot, but if you know of any others I've missed, please post the link to them or the actual review in this thread!

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1/3/05 - Added a new review from Vampster.com (in German)
1/8/05 - Added review from Metalius.de (in German)
1/19/05 - Added a review from Metal.de (In German)
- Added a review from Soundbase-online.com (in German)
2/4/05 - Added a review from Pommegabel.de (in German)
3/22/05 - Added a review from Bleeding.de(in German)
- Added a review from heavyhardes.de (In German)
- Added a review from Desintegration.it (In Italian)
- Added a review from inhard.de (In German)

Reviews in English:
http://www.joemetal.com/reviews/force.htm
http://www.metalexpressradio.com/showreviews.asp?id=808
http://www.roughedge.com/cdreviews/e/enertia.htm
http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showrevie...d=4783&lang=en
http://www.metal-temple.com/review.asp?id=694
http://www.seaoftranquility.org/revi...ontent&id=1721
http://www.concreteweb.be/reviews_20.../cdenertia.htm
http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/force.htm
http://www.metalreview.com/viewreview.aspx?ID=1311


Reviews In Swedish:
http://www.getmetal.com/article/articleview/532/1/12


Reviews In German:
http://www.rockhard.de/home.php3?rub...inc&ihid=36665
http://www.metalius.de/reviews/review_2428.html
http://www.sonny1968.de/reviews/2004...04.htm#Enertia
http://www.blooddawn.de/reviews.php3...&filter=&view=
http://www.jesters-news.de/cdcheck.php?check_id=1139
http://www.radio-gehacktes.de/reviewse.htm#ENERTIA04
http://www.vampster.com/artikel/show/?id=14441
http://www.metalmafia.de/ftu/reviews/enertia_force.htm
http://www.amboss-mag.de/reviews/Arc...1/enertia.html
http://www.metal-inside.de/frame.php...mi/review/4432
http://www.pommesgabel.de/cd-kritiken/kritik.php?id=176
http://www.obliveon.menschkunst.info...341&cfletter=E
http://www.possessed.de/index.php?lo...feat=2&id=1295
http://www.metalglory.de/reviews.php?nr=1622
http://www.soundbase-online.com/inde...&rub=rezension
http://www.metalspheres.de/cdreviews.php?ID=924
http://www.bright-eyes.de/baseportal...etail&Id==5205
http://www.bloodchamber.de/cd/e/1402/
http://www.metal.de/cdreviews.php4?was=review&id=4938
http://www.powermetal.de/cdreview/review-4827.html
http://www.wallsoffire.de/Reviews/sh...kritik_id=4729
http://www.metal-district.de/site/show.php?ID=1865
http://www.dark-tales.de/CDR/2004/Enertia/Enertia.html
http://bleeding.de/index_de.php?show=review_de&id=667
http://www.heavyhardes.de/metal/newr...tia_Force.html
http://www.inhard.de/REV/112004/112004.html


Reviews in Italian
http://www.disintegration.it/primo.asp?id=1421

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Old December 24th, 2004, 10:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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send it to www.metalcoven.com
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Old January 19th, 2005, 01:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How about www.hardbeyonddriven.com Page 12 of "CD Reviews".

Dont forget that.. It's been there for a while now.


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Old March 23rd, 2005, 09:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks to Dave L for sending these 2 over....

Harder Beat Magazine
http://harderbeat.com/archive/jandec...d_reviews.html
Power Packer Magazine (print only zine)
http://www.powerpackerzine.com/

Send them over if you find any I haven't listed...
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Old April 11th, 2005, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Here is a review I found on Ebay that I believe Eric from Progressive Arts Music wrote....

Force: the word conjures up so many different meanings such as strength, energy, and power. Understand Force and you will understand the latest collection of songs from New York’s very own Enertia. With their fourth full-length CD, Force, this Power Metal juggernaut are sure to make their mark in the annals of Metal history.

When these four musicians bring their talents to the table, there is no “halfway” and no “almost” -- these guys just give it their all. From the first time listening, one cannot help but to sit back slack-jawed, reveling in the amazing power of Scott Featherstone’s voice. Well pronounced and still very dynamic, you might be reminded of a ballsy Zach Stevens (Savatage, Circle II Circle). Getting to listen to singers who actually know how to sing seems to be so rare these days … you have to stop and applaud the achievement when its presented. Featherstone’s vocals are a lone reason to own this disk; however, there are three other characters in this cast whose roles are equally as important and impressive.

Roman Singleton handles all of the guitar work, and with a heavy right hand he lays down Dime Bag Darrel-esque riffing with a touch of Zakk Wylde, all the while never losing his own identity and personality. Joe Paciolla shows a true understanding of the dynamics of his role as bassist, knowing when to accent the single thump of the kick drum or when to set up a rocking riff of his own. The final piece of this puzzle falls into place with Jeff Daley setting time on his drum throne. Be it sounds of thunder, or intricate tapestries of texture, Jeff always seems to propel the songs in a forward direction.

Sticking with the tried and true formulas of the Metal genre, Enertia isn’t exploring any new territory, but they do manage to make the songs sound fresh and engaging. Songs like “Anything”, “Clearer",” and “Secrets” never sacrifice a moment of in-your-face Metal, yet still exhibit enough melody and refinement to hopefully break into the “mainstream” rock radio arena.

This is a band that is doing things their way. There are no excuses here, no attempts at cross marketing, and no futile attempts at trying to be all things to all people. There are no gratuitous power ballads contained within "Force", instead there are eleven songs that together make one of the highlight releases of the year. If Force isn’t soon to be one of the titles in your Metal collection, then perhaps you should just head over to the nearest, busy thoroughfare and jump in front of the fastest, largest vehicle you see … this will surely set you on the path to enlightenment!



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Old April 12th, 2005, 07:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Reivew from Power Packer Magazine by Matt Coe


I’ve followed this band since their Law of Three debut, and also had the pleasure of witnessing the group live at the first Powermad festival in 1997. Through the changing Metal climate, Enertia have put forth one killer self-financed CD after another, played well over 350 shows in their career, traveled to other parts of the US to build their following live with other like minded independent acts, and reached a strong level of support for the underground Metal community worldwide. So much so that this new album Force sees a European release through Mausoleum Records, yet criminally continues to watch an act slip under the radar in the domestic market. How can this be?
What you will get on Force are 11 cuts of molten Power Metal done the late ‘80s/early ‘90s way, while heeding to a strong live production and a massive effort from ace in the deck, vocalist Scott Featherstone. I’d place bets that if most Rock radio programmers heard songs like ‘Messed Up Son’, ‘Secrets’ or ‘The Sky Is Falling,’ their listeners would be much happier and head banging furiously compared to 98% of the safe material they consistently pump out through their airwaves. Getting producer Neil Kernon (of Queensryche/ Nevermore/Flotsam and Jetsam notoriety) to top off this package simply reiterates Enertia’s desire to reach a wider audience without succumbing to the Nu-Metal/ scream-core mentality other acts like to add in order to gain respect in today’s genre warping scene.
Enertia lives in the limbo world of Armored Saint, Flotsam and Jetsam, Metal Church, and Wrathchild America—groups that for some listeners are too melodic to be considered heavy, yet riff and song-wise can be too heavy for the beginning Metalhead. I don’t care—Enertia are the best, most creative power band on the scene today and I feel that Force strides head and shoulders above the pack, so much so that you need to get this essentially in your collection. Enertia, please don’t wait another five years between releases…


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Old July 12th, 2005, 11:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Due to the demise of the Joemetal.com site, here is the review Dave LaMay wrote back in September 2004....

Enertia

Force

10/10

If you’re going to start up a record label, it’s pretty much common sense to want your debut release to be something mighty special. Animated Insanity Rec. isn’t left just wanting; they get it in full “Force”.

Heavy-duty American power-precision gets no better than this. Enertia’s most recent (their 4th overall) is nothing short of a right-now classic. Their punishing live shows and polished, first-rate indy offerings did not prepare me for the level of excellence displayed here. By bringing in renowned producer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Spiral Architect and many more), the foursome now has its stage attack and unique songwriting fully realized in a sparkling, punchy studio format.

Taut, layered rhythms, crushing groove-inflected riffs, sweltering (!!) solos, and soul-wrenching vocal grit are the order of the day. Don’t look for ballads- There aren’t any, and you won’t miss ‘em because the relentlessness is equaled by diversity, giving each song its own stomping personality.

Since I first heard them, I’ve thought Enertia was an exceptional band. Their approach is neither old nor new, but rather something unto itself. “Force” has now put even further distance between them and the pack, making it the cd to beat in 2004.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 08:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here is a link to a review we got in Rockeyez Webzine

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Old April 26th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Its obviously been a while since I've posted a new review (Mausoleum sent out 400 promo copies of our disc, so I would expect to see at leat 100 reviews..), but I just found another one from Germany (in German):

http://www.nocturnalhall.com/reviews...rtia_force.htm

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Old May 31st, 2006, 03:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've had this review form Detritus E-zine forever & just found it when cleaning out my email

ENERTIA - FORCE (A) Animated Insanity Records, 2004
11 tracks, RT: 53:22
[ http://www.enertia.cc/ ]
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Big, BIG apologies to the band for this one! I thought I'd reviewed
FORCE last fall when it came out, but I never did. Also, I thought I included it
in my "Best Of 2004" list, but I never did. Dumb dumb dumb on my part. This
is the New York metal band's fourth release and despite one major change (more on that later) you really get the sense all the pieces are in place now. I'm not sayingits predecessors were bad -- on the contrary actually -- but FORCE is just tons better. It mixes together some of the coolest pure metal riffs I've heard in forever, precision playing, and powerful vocals. Singer Scott
Featherstone has somehow "heavied up" his voice since FLASHPOINT (1999), and it's for the greater good. (Although part of this transformation is that he now occasionally sounds a bit like the dude from Nickelback, which I can forgive because his power level is so much higher.) Guitarist Roman Singleton is now flying solo with the departure of fellow six-stringer Dave Stafford -- the major change I mentioned above -- and he's all over the place to make up for it. I hate to see twin-guitar teams break up but I think this is the rare case where the band is better off with the change. The dependable rhythm section of bassist JoePaciolla and drummer Jeff Daley is still in place, thankfully, and as tight as ever. (Paciolla has one of the coolest "thunky" sounds out there.) Pretty much every song here is worthy but the "cream of the crop"-level tunes are "Messed Up Son" (edit that one F-bomb and put this on the radio!!!), "Anything," "Not Alone" (riffing and drumming to die for!), "Time To Go," and "Bleed." The band keeps getting better, sharper, more talented, and it's high time for some label interest. Yes there's a deal with Mausoleum overseas, but still... We need more hype, lengthy touring, videos, etc. Trust me, Enertia is one of the premier American power metal bands out there. FORCE proves it. - Tim Wadzinski
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