Rating:
8.3
Angelus Apatrida - Evil Unleashed
March 2006


01. Overture: The Dictate
02. Versus The World
03. Fuck You
04. Backbone Crusher
05. Gone Away
06. Time To Rise Hell
07. Negotiating The Clowns
08. The Thornmaker
09. Sons Of Revolution
10. Hereditary Genius
11. Killers And Killed
12. Domination [Pantera cover]


When one thinks of the words "triumphant" and "epic", and is then asked to associate those words with a musical genre, thrash metal doesn't usually show up in the top three... Angelus Apatrida prove themselves a very aggressive exception to that rule with their full-length debut, Evil Unleashed, an impressive assault that shows Thrash metal can make you pump your fist as much as bang your head.

Evil Unleashed starts out with a clean, mostly instrumental intro, reminiscent of Iced Earth, "Overture: The Dictate", and then explodes into the first real song, "Versus The World". And the song truly makes you feel like you could take on the world. Aggressive, chugging guitars over a steady, aggressive pace into the chorus, with Guillermo Izquierdo's gruff - yet melodic - vocals soaring over the hanging power chords of Izquierdo and second guitarist David G. Alvarez.

"Gone Away" is a perfect song to illustrate a little different direction for the record, with a chorus that seems almost heartfelt. The main drive of the song comes in the fast, pedaling guitar riff, which passes through the pre-chorus, into a slow, rhythmic guitar riff topped with aggressive-yet-emotional vocals, and eerie lyrics. To pay homage to their forefathers, and demonstrate their love for the classics, they included a cover of "Domination" by Pantera.

All in all, this album starts Angelus Apatrida's discography out with a killer punch. Plenty of modern flavor, to keep the feeling fresh and plenty of classic elements to show these Spanish metalheads' loyalty to tradition. If you don't have this album, or haven't heard it: Get it!

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 7
Production: 9


Band profile: Angelus Apatrida
Album: Evil Unleashed


 


written by Holy Man | 31.08.2010


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!J.O.O.E.! - 31.08.2010 at 01:44  
Nicely written review mister.
Holy Man - 31.08.2010 at 01:57  
Thank you very much... I think I might do this shit more often, ahhaha. I feel all sophisticated and shit.
Jiri - 31.08.2010 at 02:03  
Great review, asshole!
vezzy - 31.08.2010 at 13:16  
Yes, very well done, good sir.
Holy Man - 31.08.2010 at 17:28  
Hahaha, thanks Jiri... that's very heartfelt... hahaha.
Coolingsrock - 31.08.2010 at 18:16  
Thrash is most times average but Angelus Apatrida and Megadeth make it the most badass genre ever invented.
Holy Man - 31.08.2010 at 18:24  
Written by Coolingsrock on 31.08.2010 at 18:16

Thrash is most times average but Angelus Apatrida and Megadeth make it the most badass genre ever invented.


My friend you are most definitely not hearing all the thrash bands you should be if you think it's only average... I'd be happy to do some band-name dropping if you're interested.
Coolingsrock - 31.08.2010 at 18:28  
Written by Holy Man on 31.08.2010 at 18:24

Written by Coolingsrock on 31.08.2010 at 18:16

Thrash is most times average but Angelus Apatrida and Megadeth make it the most badass genre ever invented.


My friend you are most definitely not hearing all the thrash bands you should be if you think it's only average... I'd be happy to do some band-name dropping if you're interested.

Name some bands but i know alot of thrash bands to but only around 8 or 10 that i found amazing.
Edmund Fogg - 31.08.2010 at 19:25  
Thx for the band discovery.These guys sonds awesome

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