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Death Angel: The Evil Divide

Just like Exodus, Overkill and Kreator Death Angel are another one of those old school 80's thrash group that don't have to rely so heavily on their early albums. They continue to pump out the kind of great and most importantly memorable thrash material that fans want to hear and their latest collection is The Evil Divide. Death Angel are on a roll their best years clearly aren't behind them, so forget those who release pretend thrash albums as Death Angel are one band that knows where it's at. The Evil Divide is another crushing metal album as the band unleashes their anger and decimate many others in the process. This album also proves once again that Death Angel are surely one of the most talented metal groups with killer performances all round.

Amongst that intensity Death Angel do mix up the pace on The Evil Divide and they well and truly kick ass with the awesome opener "The Moth" as Death Angel unleashes an explosive metal cocktail that is sure to satisfy the masses. The Evil Divide is such a blast, I really like how the band put this album together with the running order, sure it's intense but it never becomes too much, there are also some modern touches incorporated into that punishing Death Angel sound. I could do the whole track by track review but I'd rather get back to head banging to this bass ass album, hell there is even a ripping solo by Sepultura's Andreas Kisser on this bad boy, so if you call yourself a thrash metal fan then just get a copy already. They may have started out in the early 80's but age is no hurdle to this group, the energy levels and enthusiasm is clearly still at the maximum and you can hear just that on The Evil Divide.

Track Listing
1. The Moth
2. Cause For Alarm
3. Lost
4. Father Of Lies
5. Hell To Pay
6. It Can't Be This
7. Hatred United/United Hate
8. Breakaway
9. The Electric Cell 1
10. Let The Pieces Fall

Added: June 9th 2016
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 1889
Language: english

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Death Angel: The Evil Divide
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2016-06-09 07:50:44
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The trash revival continues for California legends Death Angel on their latest release The Evil Divide, another superb collection of '80s styled neck snappers that shows there's no slowing down for this still hungry horde. Much like the latest from Flotsam and Jetsam, The Evil Divide takes Death Angel back to their classic roots but still delivers a modern touch, evident by such strong thrash material as "Moth", "Cause for Alarm", and "Hatred United, United Hate". It's not all furious 'in your face' however, as the band mix in some solid mid-paced stuff as well, giving the album plenty of variety, packed with some serious guitar thunder, lead work, intricate rhythms, and the always impressive vocals of Mark Osegueda.

It's interesting to note that 5 or 10 years ago the metal scene was getting infiltrated with young band mimicking the '80s Bay Area or German thrash sound, but in recent years it's actually been the old guard that are coming back with new material that's falling in line with much of their classic material. Death Angel are one of those bands, and this latest is another hot one from them.

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