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Land of the Dead
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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