Evil United – S/T Album Review
I’ve been meaning to post my review of this one for months now. I was given an advanced copy and have even seen them live 3 or 4 times now, but yet, no review. So here it is. Who is Evil United you may ask? Evil United features some legendary dudes like Jason McMaster (Broken Teeth, Dangerous Toys, ex-Watchtower, Ignitor etc), Don Van Stavern (Riot, SA Slayer, Pitbull Daycare), JohnValenzuela (Pitbull Daycare), TC Connally and Json West (Muderdolls, Sebastian Bach). Not a shabby group of folks to get together and make a band, eh?
This album is…well…this album is HEAVY. Very heavy. From beginning to end it’s in your face. McMaster’s vocals go from his shrill to a good tenor backed with power. I really like it when he’s in his lower registers. It’s a nice change and he’s got a great clean voice which he has used with Ignitor.
The band is as solid as it gets. The riffs are tight and the drums are as solid as you would want. In a live setting this band is especially tight. Again, the drummer is a badass. The styles on this album flash from old school thrash and some power metal to some nu-metal sounds with some homage to Pantera. The production is the one thing that bothers me on this. It’s a bit too clean and the drums are overtriggered (at least they sound that way to my ears). But that’s my opinion. I want all albums to sound like an old Omen record. haha
Highlight tracks include Walking to Sodom, Dawn of Armageddon, Rise and Fall of Earth and Man, Blasphemer and Hexorcism.
If you need a dose of heavy that’s not of the normal cookie cutter brand, I recommend this album for you. And thankfully there’s no screamo/growling/cookie monster vocals. It’s a nice change of pace.
You can stream the whole album on their Reverbnation page.