on 28 September 2011
With this album, Evile seem to have added more melody, more classic rock feel, without giving away any intergrity, or being accused of selling out. The music just washes over you, unlike Infected nations, which was more of a smack in the gob! I liked Infected nations, but I had to be in the mood. This is a much bigger and more hollistic album, will reach a wider audience, and for me anyway, makes Evile the uk's best thrash band around (In fact, difficult for me to bring to mind anything better globaly!). Look out big four, you now have some genuine competition! ...I would list some stand out tracks, but it's all awesome! Well done lads, you've nailed it!!
on 26 September 2011
This album is a big leap forward in terms of both songwriting and musicianship from Infected Nations. Already standing out from the pack of the New Wave of Thrash this album must surely propel the lads from Huddersfield into the big leagues. It easily stands out amongst anything the big 4 have realeased in the last 20 years and harks back to the glory days of thrash.
Opener Five Serpents Teeth is hard and heavy setting the tone for the rest of the album, and there are no dips or fillers in here. Anthems like Cult and Eternal Empire are future classics and theres even a ballad in here.
If theres one critiscism it's that Evile sound a little too much like 80's era Metallica but Metallica 2011 wish they still sounded this good.
All in all this is the best album I've heard come out of the New Wave of Thrash and easily deserves to stand amongst the best of the originals.
on 10 November 2011
Every now and then a band comes along that truly whipes the floor with whatever else you've been listening to lately and that statement applies 100%. If you were to compare Evile's Five Serpent's Teeth which is album number 3 from the Huddersfield lads to the thrash legends of the 80's then your comparison would be that this is Evile's equivilant to Slayer's Reign In Blood or Metallica's Master of Puppets (both their 3rd albums).
What Evile display here is the competence to write compelling, technical yet memorable Thrash metal in all it's glory; while there are also elements of a more "Modern Metal" sound.
From opener and title track Five Serpent's Teeth the quartet set the tone with the unconventional harmonies that they are known for, then blasting into a full on rampage of thrash riffs at their best that give any of the "Big 4" a good run for their money. Other songs that are a true standouts are tracks "Cult", "Eternal Empire" and "Descend Into Madness".
What truly leaves a lasting image though is the spirit of the whole album; when you listen to FST you can't help but feel that what Evile have accomplished is truly special and worthy of as much recognition and success as any of their predecessors.
I'm sure that Mike would be proud of what Evile has grown to become.
on 20 October 2011
This is not just a great thrash record - it is simply a great metal album and should be owned by every self-respecting fan of the genre. Evile have progressed in all directions vocals, solos, song-writing, dynamics (its got speed, complexity, mid pace chug, cathchy choruses) - it is a monster of a record. It deserves favorable comparison to the big 4 of thrash - the UK metal community should be proud to have a band producing such a quality album - buy it and crank it up and long live the new flesh!
on 3 November 2012
This is Eviles newest album and it is also the most metallica like in a few places.
it has a bit more melody and other than that The band are still the same Strong fast, Technical Thrash metal band.
the songs are less raw but the songs are still much like old thrash metal bands which is excellent. the solos are totally aweoms and the whole band just seem totally with it even though they lost someone I think they did better than most other bands that loose a band member and they didn't get any fuss about it either not really anyway.
I really like in memoriam I think it is called it is the most metallica like track but it is still rather good.
on 22 July 2012
Ok....it's sound completely like Metallica (especially ..and justice for all) but thus that means it crap? HELL NO!!!
This should have been Metallica today!! Metallica v2.0!!
For all the thrashers out there....listen to it!!! Of all the Evile albums, i like this one the most!
The best one on this album Cult. It isn't fast but it is awesome, it's Cult! Watch the Cult video on youtube.
on 1 November 2011
Jesus Christ, what a record... That's it, this is the new era! Since Metallica is on the downward spiral the new king's arrived. So many great bands nowdays such a Times Of Grace, Sylosis or Opeth. Yet these guys are on top of the metal league. Astonishing!