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Band
Evil Drive
Title
Land of the Dead
Type
LP/EP
Company
Mighty Music
YOR
2016
Style
Thrash
3/17/2016 - Review by: Eric Compton
Plain and simple, meat and potatoes thrash metal
Finnish act Evil Drive deliver a decent first impression with their debut 'The Land of the Dead'. Vocalist Viktoria Viren is a rough around the edges frontwoman with plenty of aggressive tone and delivery. While the band is deemed 'melodic death' that is just a catch all phrase. Plain and simple, meat and potatoes thrash metal with a nod of ascending notes that put it in the next cell block beside Euro power. Highlight for me is 'Iron Rain'.
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ALL REVIEWS FOR: EVIL DRIVE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Land of the Dead
2016
Mighty Music
Eric Compton3/17/2016
3
The Land of the Dead
2016
Mighty Music
Greg Watson7/25/2016
5

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