(7/10) Speed metal from Belgium; that's Evil Invaders. The four-piece from Limburg, Belgium released their debut called "Pulse of pleasure" and it brings the good ol' speed metal back.
They have been teamed-up in 2007 and released so far a demo and an EP simply called "Evil invaders". Now, two years later, "Pulse of pleasure" sees the light of day. The first full length album is nine songs long raging speed metal record.
The big benefit of Evil Invaders tracks is the raw energy of the youth that is transfered to each of the tunes very well. They guys just do what they want to do; and that is playing pure speed metal with some thrash and NWoBHM influences. Fast and furious you're pushed forward from song to song and you can't escape.
But there is also no need for that. Evil Invaders give speed metal a new kick. Oldschool metal by making use of modern production techniques leads to this cool debut.
When I heard the album I had to think about the early Agent Steel. This was mainly to two facts. One I mentioned already - speed metal. The second thing is that singer Joe sounds partly similar to Agent Steel's siren John Cyrris, esp. when the higher screams.
Highlights on the album are the mean and fast opener "Fast, loud'n'rude", the pounding "Eclipse of the mind" and the more Maiden-like "Venom". But also the closer "Master of illusion", being a mix of Iron Maiden and Helloween, sounds pretty good and rounds off a cool album.
"Pulse of pleasure" became a fresh and modern speed metal album from a band that just enjoys what they are doing. Very cool headbanging stuff that might lead to some neck problems afterwards.
- Fast, loud 'n' rude
- Pulse of pleasure
- Eclipse of mind
- Stairway to insanity
- Shot to paradise
- Blinded (Intro)
- Master of illusion
Label: Napalm Records
Genre: Speed Metal