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Review: Death Angel - The Evil Divide
Death Angel
The Evil Divide

Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year released: 2016
Duration: 45:13
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy/Thrash

Rating: 4/5

Review online: May 8, 2016
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
The Evil Divide

Rated 4/5 (80%) (15 Votes)

Once again I went into a Death Angel album without much expectation – just not a band that ever did much for me. Well, looks like they hit the right spot this time. The Evil Divide is fast, diverse and even quite catchy at times. I found myself headbanging or at least tapping my foot throughout the entire album. This is a good mix of melodic Heavy Metal songs and fast, pedal-to-the-metal Thrash reminiscent of the mid-80s "clean" Thrash.

This is a tight album that doesn't overstay its welcome at 45 minutes: some bands like to make albums last much longer just because they can, but throw in filler material that ends up hurting the album. Not so with this one. Everything fits together and doesn't sound out of place, except maybe for the occasional more "modern" vocal style that I could have done without. Thankfully that's the exception here. If anything, The Evil Divide proves that Death Angel still have what it takes. Consider me agreeably surprised.

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