Five Serpent's Teeth review by Evile

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  • Released: Sep 26, 2011
  • Sound: 7
  • Lyrics: 5
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 6.3 Neat
  • Users' score: 9.3 (39 votes)
Evile: Five Serpent's Teeth

Sound — 7
The oddly titled third studio album from the UK's masters of modern Thrash, Evile, "Five Serpent's Teeth" is a strange mix of melody and works... some of the time. They divided fans and critics alike with their 2009 release "Infected Nation" when they focused on more melodic, slower and darker songs which tended to put me asleep than make me feel any sort of real emotion but seem to have come back to their roots with a more speedy approach to dark and melodic.

Lyrics — 5
The Drake brothers prove once again they can write astounding guitar work on this album, showcasing imaginative riffing and thoughtful, well planned solo work. This is the high point of the album really as Matt's attempt at singing doesn't always fall into the good side of the category. The drum work, courtesy of Ben Carter is consistent definitely but he doesn't look at reinventing the wheel and if you've heard an Evile album before, you've heard similar drumming. This is the first album to not include Mike Alexander in the band, as he passed away while they were on tour in 2009, replacing him is Joel Graham and he does an excellent job filling some very large shoes as its never easy to replace a member who has died.

Overall Impression — 7
The album suffers from lulls in the middle as it gets a little bit uninteresting but they do end with some very imaginative moments but these aren't frequent enough to have the album take up any real space in the memory. A solid album that will live briefly in your mind but has no real lasting power, a good concept album that suffers from too many lulls and bad vocal delivery at times.

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    Evile have a similar sound to Metallica because both Matt and Ben are HUGE tallica fans, so logically they were influenced!!! But I don't think they are copycats!!! Evil DO have their OWN styly but of course it shows some resemblance with Metallica (but as well with Slayer and Megadeth). Overall just a great original aproach on thrash metal! Great album, love it. 9,5