Not so coincidentally, thirty years ago Canadian speed metal band Razor released Evil Invaders to some acclaim in the metal world. This month Belgium's Evil Invaders launch their first full length album, Pulses Of Pleasure. It seems that time has collapsed in upon itself, as if those thirty years never passed.
That's to say that Evil Invaders are the real deal: this is 'keep it true' classic heavy speed metal in the best tradition. Every song races along at a bracing pace. Your ears are filled with harmonious twin guitar riffs. Lead guitar solos are conjured to be brisk, soaring, and abundant. The bass and drums keep every thing tight and on pace. Not so surprisingly, drummer Senne Jacobs works from a kit with a single bass drum. Then there's vocalist Joe, formerly known as Joe Anus on their EP, who has that Eighties screech and shriek delivery only inches removed from nails being dragged across a slate chalkboard. He gets a little redundant and tiring after a few songs, but the speed metal and ripping guitar solos keep you listening. The formula is basically complete. It should be said that there is a modicum of respite from the speed with the Blinded, the instrumental intro to the concluding Master Of Illusion. We should conclude where we started: Evil Invaders is a tight and talented band delivering finely composed and performed classic speed metal, and there's no filler or single bad song in the bunch. That's saying a lot. Get out your sleeveless denim jackets and keep it true, dudes. Recommended.
Evil Invaders is a tight and talented band delivering finely composed and performed classic speed metal. Get out your sleeveless denim jackets and keep it true, dudes. Recommended.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]