Rating:
8.5
Evile - Skull
27 May 2013


01. Underworld
02. Skull
03. The Naked Sun
04. Head Of The Demon
05. Tomb
06. Words Of The Dead
07. Outsider
08. What You Become
09. New Truth Old Lies
10. A Sinister Call [iTunes bonus]


Finally!! The British thrash metal band was able to demonstrate and potentiate the talent that was hidden until now since the release of their debut in 2007. After six years and in their fourth full length studio album, the band is much more mature e more able to confirm themselves as one of the most important bands in the thrash metal scene.

This new album entitled Skull sets the return of the British metallers with a set of four or five really incredible tracks. The album starts off with the fast and heavy "Underworld" and "Skull" that set the mood for the rest of the album. The heavy and depressing "Tomb" confirms the group's ability to compose more emotional and slower songs rhythmically. Tracks such as "What You Become", "Words of the Dead", "New Truths, Old Lies" and "Head of the Demon" not only are technically gifted but also very intelligent lyrically. Furthermore, the group's performance "hits the best score" possible combining very well in the most crucial moments of the album. Its production is clearly the best up to date, with huge spotlight for the sound of the guitars and Matt drake's voice, who gains in Skull more personality and credibility. To take notice to tracks such as: the fast and heavy "Underworld" and "Skull"; the furious "Words of the Dead", "What You Become" and "New Truths, Old Lies"; and depressing and emotional "Tomb".

I must say that since Enter the Grave, I feel a bit disappointed with the band's releases, mainly 2009 and 2011 releases. Fortunately, the British natives were able to beat my low expectations. The band evolved, mainly since 2011, in a major way and gave a step forward to become a band that can be taken more seriously from now on. Evile composed very intelligent tracks with lower time length that helped to the valorization of this album. I hope Skull won't be an exception in their discography, it's their best album so far.

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 8


Band profile: Evile
Album: Skull


 


written by AndMetalForAll | 17.08.2013


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deadone - 10.12.2013 at 01:49  
Unfortunately very average. It lacks the interesting melodies and vibe on Five Serpents Tongues.

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