|Review: Ceaseless Torment - Forces of Evil|
|Forces of Evil|
Label: BWK Records
Year released: 2017
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: October 20, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:Forces of Evil
Ceaseless Torment, formed in 2008, are a Finnish Thrash Metal band that have always wanted to stick to their old guns, playing their uncompromising old school Thrash Metal from their hearts.
The band's second album, Forces of Evil, is a return to the old days of Thrash when we got our hands around albums like Infernal Overkill, Show No Mercy, Endless Pain, In the Sign of Evil, etc.; this more evil and crispier side of Thrash Metal. This is also from where Ceaseless Torment sucks its life energy. The band's aggressive, menacing, and straightforward Thrash doesn't beg for mercy but comes at our necks like a hysteric Laestadian, claiming her poor kids have seen nightmares because they saw Ceaseless Torment's Forces of Evil ad in some local newspaper. Poor, poor kids...
Back to the album now. The riffs are good. Vocalist (and guitarist) Sebastian has a ballsy voice. Drummer Tommi bashes the skins like a molested choir boy in pain. Most importantly, the way they execute their deeply old-school Thrash Metal makes us feel like we all are making a jump back in time, which is always a good, welcomed signal to our thrashers' ears. The only criticism goes out for a one-dimensional approach that some of their songs seem to suffer from. Gladly the band's hard-boiled determination to just thrash makes up for it.
Forces of Evil throws the basics of Thrash Metal on the table, and hey, that is enough to do the trick. Recommended.
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