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And now time for some metal

I’m sick of posting about fucking shitty ass, alleged, so-called “metal”. How about I actually post some real metal? Good idea, right?

Listen to Evile‘s ‘Cult’ above and enjoy.


A few words about Evile’s new album

What is the point of an album review? For me personally, I want to know if I am going to like the album being reviewed, if I shell out my hard earned filthy lucre and buy it, but obviously the reviewer doesn’t know me, so how should this feat be achieved? And there’s the rub, it’s not an easy thing to accomplish.

Some reviewers compare the album being reviewed to other releases in the band’s back catalog, but unless you’re intimate with the band’s work, this approach is useless (and what if it’s a debut album ?). Plus, bands evolve, the fact that this new record does/doesn’t sound like one they released 10 years ago is no indication that I will, or won’t, like it in the here and now.

Take Five Serpent’s Teeth by Evile. Apparently it’s their third album, but it’s the first music I’ve heard by this band. I’ve read elsewhere that Evile play thrash, but if they do, they don’t play it on this album — it’s very mid-paced metal, overall, with just a hint of Flavor-of-Thrash thrown in for good measure. Maybe this is Nu-Thrash? The production is nice and the lead work is excellent, but a tad too sparse for these ears.

If I play this album enough, I may grow to like it more (I’ve only listend to it for about for times), but if I don’t, it’s the singer’s fault. If you’re going to sing, then you have to be able to do it properly. Unfortunately Matt Drake can’t, and to my ears, it really lets the music down. In my mind’s ear, I have tried to imagine someone like Barney Greenway providing the vocals instead, and it sounds much better!

If this was a proper review, I’d give it three skulls.

Read Guido’s full review of the album here.


Evile are going on tour (only where it rains)

Are you a bit weird looking, have oral hygiene problems, have bad weather and use the word ‘mate’ a lot? Then you’re probably living in the UK, so this news is for you.

Evile will tour the shit out of the UK, starting in late September all the way to late October. They’ll also play two album release shows in London and Birmingham.

They’re doing all of this to promote their new album, Five Serpent’s Teeth, an album reviewed by our own Guido Metalhead666 (that’s actually his surname, he’s THAT metal!).

All the tour dates are after the jump. Oh, and if you got offended at that joke towards Brits, don’t worry, our own Mark is a Brit.  I actually called him up and asked if I can do the joke. He didn’t pick up the phone, so I’m pretty sure that means he gave me his blessing. I don’t really care what he thinks, anyway.


Review: Evile – Five Serpent’s Teeth

September 26, 2011 marks the release of Evile’s third album Five Serpent’s Teeth. It’s not only their third album, it’s their first album without original bassist Mike Alexander who died only weeks after their second album, Infected Nations, was released in October of 2009.

After two great albums, Enter The Grave and Infected Nations, and with new bassist Joel Graham, all eyes within the Thrash Metal community are on Evile.

Is the band able to keep their momentum or was the loss of Mike Alexander too big of a blow for them to handle? Find out after the jump when I’m reviewing Five Serpent’s Teeth.


Metalheadlines: Boring edition

I’m not gonna lie to you, all the news in this post is boring as hell and probably won’t interest you. But hey, it is what it is, so let’s get rollin’:

New Ozzy guitarist Gus G. (pictured above) has an upcoming tutorial video for Guitarist Magazine. You can find a sample video right here. Don’t hold your breath.

Evile‘s new album is called Five Serpent’s Teeth and it will be released on September 26. If you’re like me, you probably don’t care about its artwork. But if you’re not like me, you can check it out here. It’s not bad.

I didn’t watch the 2009 Tony Awards, but I wish I did. Because this happened. And Bret Michaels is now suing them. The lawsuit itself has been moved to New York. Isn’t that where Metalsucks is located? They should go there and make fun of Bret in person.

Corey Taylor (of Slipknot and Stone Sour fame) wrote a book. He will read from that book online via a webchat. This chat happens Monday, July 11 ad 5 pm EST. If you happen to be online around that time, simply avoid this site.

Supergroup Chickenfoot signed a distribution deal with eOne Music. If you ever wanted to hear what a post-David Lee Roth Van Halen would sound like with Satriani on guitar and RHCP’s Chad Smith on drums, wait for their new album which is due in September.

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