Release DetailsLABEL Scarlet
RELEASED ON 3/21/2006
posted on 3/2006 By:
Tightly wound yet standard post-modern Swedish death thrash...
Formed from members of Within Y and Verminous, Evildoer are band for you if you enjoy the likes of Carnal Forge, Hatesphere, Killaman, Terror 2000, Dew-Scented and such; tight, aggressive and thrashy death metal with little let up. The thing is it's pretty derivative and I’ve heard it before and Evildoer, despite their energy and tight delivery aren’t doing anything truly mind-blowing. That being said, the genre itself isn’t about breaking barriers, it’s about choppy, galloping modern thrash and to that extent Evildoer deliver.
Armed with Berno Studio production, the sound is what you’d expect - robust and powerful allowing the songs to bare their teeth, but within the framework of the 11 songs, nothing really grabs me. Within Y’s Andreas Solveström provides the expected rasp while guitarists Martin Bergman and Johan Olsson bring the sonic razor wire - it’s all very, very familiar but done with gusto and fits in with Scarlet’s current roster which includes Withering Surface, Disharmonia Mundi and Terror 2000.
The tracks themselves are the expected brisk, high-octane numbers (“GunShell Revenge”, the particularly venomous “Right Hand Servant”, “On Bleeding Knees”, the tight chunk of “Ten Times the Pain”, “Absolute Hate”) with a little respite, as only two, slightly controlled breath catchers are thrown in (“The Deviant”, “Day of Terror”) the mix, and certainly but don’t come here looking for acoustics, clean vocals or anything ‘nice’. To their credit, Evildoer keep things simplistically hateful and blistering throughout.
Though moderately derivative, Terror Audio does give a brief shot of thrash fueled adrenaline, but like that first cup of coffee in the morning, it wears off quickly leaving you wanting something a little more substantial.
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