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Old August 16th, 2007, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Evile - Enter the Grave

Evile – Enter the Grave
Earache Records – MOSH353 – August 27, 2007
By Jason Jordan



After truly impressive showings with All Hallows Eve EP and Hell Demo, UK thrashers Evile are set to make waves with their highly anticipated Earache debut, which is by far their best work yet. In fact, though there’s an influences-on-their-sleeve aura surrounding each of their efforts, Enter the Grave sees another increase in musicianship, songwriting, and production – the latter attributable to famed producer Flemming Rasmussen, who is to thank for Metallica’s masterpieces. Still, Enter the Grave is unabashed thrash that may not appeal to those who have merely a casual interest in it, and, needless to say, those who don’t care for the subgenre whatsoever.

Longtime Evile fans, however, will recognize a few tracks on this 53-minute record. ‘Killer from the Deep’ first appeared on All Hallows Eve EP, while ‘Enter the Grave,’ ‘Thrasher,’ and ‘We Who Are About to Die’ were originally unleashed as part of Hell Demo. That alone gives those songs an edge over the others, even if minor changes have been made. Nonetheless, confident razor-y numbers like ‘First Blood,’ ‘Man Against Machine,’ ‘Burned Alive,’ ‘Shizophrenia,’ ‘Bathe in Blood,’ and ‘Armoured Assault’ provide skilled, healthy competition. Of that particular lot, ‘Man Against Machine’ could be declared the victor because of the buildup, swaggering riffs, speedy leads, and effective gang shouts heard within the robust, aforementioned tune. As is the case with myriad albums, Enter the Grave has a few songs that don’t scintillate as brightly as their first-rate peers, but, to be fair, there’s not a clunker among the 10. Even so, one would be hard pressed to find a faster, angrier closer than ‘Armoured Assault,’ which definitely lives up to its name. Again, the guitar duo consisting of Ol and Matt Drake turn in a fantastic performance overall, as does bassist Mike Alexander and drummer Ben Carter.

So, Evile’s full-length debut is an undeniable success, and likely one of the best thrash albums you’ll hear in 2007. Despite tackling an oft-visited style – along with commonplace concepts and subject matter – Enter the Grave manages to put a new spin on an otherwise tired routine. While I’d be surprised if EtG topped year-end lists, especially since the Metallica influence is apparent now more than ever, Evile continue to improve and simultaneously forge their own identity.



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Old August 16th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am keenly looking forward to this release. How would you relate it in comparison to Merciless Death's "Evil In the Night" or Dekapitator's "Storm Before the Calm", both of which I think are pretty awesome?
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Old August 16th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, the review of this sounds good - I'll have to check it out. I love thrash... haven't heard something I thought was truly awesome since Kreator's Enemy of God.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am keenly looking forward to this release. How would you relate it in comparison to Merciless Death's "Evil In the Night" or Dekapitator's "Storm Before the Calm", both of which I think are pretty awesome?
Sorry, Dr. I haven't heard either.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll be getting this one dudes, the songs Ive heard thrash.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry, Dr. I haven't heard either.
You should rectify that situation. Merciless Death is the best recreation of a grungy mid-80's thrash album I've ever heard and Dekapitator smokes from the word go. Both highly recommended. I found the recent SSS album to be good, but more on the punk/hardcore side than true thrash.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I knew of these guys from another forum before they made this record. Stuff I've heard is pretty damn good. I live in a metal-poor are, so likely will have to order it, but I dig it.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 06:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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best thrash album the last 10years for sure!
album of the year.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think its a brilliant effort and a scorcher however I wish they slowed it down a bit as well ... maybe I am too old but the energy is relentless from start to finish.

hell ... nix everything ... that's a good thing in thrash
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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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love it


and as sum1 said its relentless


from the 1st track


full pelt thrash at its finest




bathe in blood is a cracking tune


the whole album filled wiv riffage
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Old October 30th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi

It sounds like my kinda music. I am going to get it tonight from stores. Hope I would find there..

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