EVIL ANGEL - Unholy Evil Metal
Hells Headbangers :: CD :: 11€
The comeback album, 2nd in their career, by this Finnish band. Formed during the dark days of 1998 in Lahti, Finland, Evil Angel finally burst upon the international Metal underground in 2002 with the "Dark Forces of Hell" demo. For the next number of years, the band would continue to perfect its outbreak-of-evil style of lackthrashing Metal across more demos, splits and the aptly titled "Metal Onslaught" EP. That last-named record was crucial in pointing the direction forward for Evil Angel: each new recording brought them down into deeper depths of primitivism whilst underlining their connection to the unyielding strength of true Metal. The culmination of this devolution/refinement came in the form of Evil Angelīs even-more-aptly titled debut album, "Unholy Fight for Metal". Here, the quintet stoked the ancient hellfires of early South American darkness, recalling the bestial rush/crush of early Sarcofago, Vulcano and Sepultura while simultaneously upping the pure Metal catchiness of their attack. The album became something of a mini-classic in the underground upon its release in 2007. The band followed it up a year later with a split EP w/ Spawn of Satan, and then quietly went on hiatus. At long last, however, Evil Angel return with the same diehard lineup, ready to reclaim their throne and continue that unholy fight with their long-awaited 2nd album.