In my past review I was talking about the revival of thrash metal. Here is another solid example of the new age thrash, that has been rocking my ear drums these past five years.
Evile was formed in 2004 out of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. The band’s lineup for this album consists of Matt Drake on lead vocals and guitar, Joel Graham on bass, Ben Carter on drums and Ol Drake on lead guitar. They are currently signed to Earache Records.
This is Joel Graham’s first album with Evile after taking over for original bassist Mike Alexander. This marks the bands third album to date, while allowing to maintain a two year cycle of album releases.
- Five Serpent’s Teeth
- In Dreams of Terror
- Eternal Empire
- Origin of Oblivion
- In Memoriam
- Descent Into Madness
- Long Live New Flesh
I felt that this album was their best to date. It had excellent solos, very technical but had some speed when needed.
The first album grabbed my attention, with songs like “Bathe in Blood” and “Enter the Grave”. I had high expectations when it came to their next album “Infected Nations” but for whatever reason it didn’t work for me.
The highlight of this new album are track numbers 3, 5, 7 and 8. “Cult” and “In Memoriam” were my favourites on the album. The latter was a tribute and credited with the help of deceased bassist Mike Alexander. It hits you with powerful guitar solo’s, that I truly feel. I’d also like to point out that Matt Drake sounds a lot like James Hetfield on this song in particular. To me, this is Evile’s “Orion” with lyrics.
Matt Drake’s singing skills are a lot more apparent then in previous albums, he is really coming along in that regard. After the drop back from their second album, I believe they nailed it on this album. I hope to see continued success for these English rockers. I would be happy to listen to this album in it’s entirety many times over.
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