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California metallers Deadlands bring a power/thrash hybrid release with "Evilution". The band, keeping with the hybrid theme I'm going with, sounds like a mix of John Bush era Anthrax and newer Testament. It's not your typical power metal release but it's a very interesting listen, given the influences that I mentioned previously coming through. The songs are well structured and though cheesy at times, really good bangers all the way around. The creepiest thing is how similar the vocalist sounds like John Bush. This is worth a listen and I'm interested to see where this band goes in the future.
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RATING Evilution 2013 Massacre Greg Watson 6/19/2013 4
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