Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Evil Killer-Lethal Assault

Eventhink Metal Records

Does anyone else remember the Spanish metal band Evil Killer? They self-released a demo in 2013 which had me thinking a lot about San Fran's Death Angel. Or rather about how much this particular quartet sounded like a poor man's Death Angel. It wasn't a bad thing. It was more or less just an observation. Well, here it is 2016 and I just discovered that this quartet released a full-length album back in March of last year. I suppose that means happy birthday wishes are in order. With that said, Happy 1st Birthday "Lethal Assault"! My how you've grown!! OK, it's time to get back to being a little bit more serious as this album is hardly a laughing matter. Limited to a mere 500 CD copies, "Lethal Assault", which was preceded a month earlier by the hard-hitting single "Midnight Assassin", greatly improves upon that 2013 recording and finds these speed metal-tinged thrashers stepping out into their own. The aptly-titled "Lethal Assault" finds Evil Killer unleashing a nice brand of metal that is equal parts mid-eighties/early nineties speed/thrash (which is great!) and modern day thrash (which is good). Lead by vocalist/guitarist Mikel Aznarez (ex-Rising Sun), Evil Killer already has the all the necessary tools in their possession to make a serious go at things so let's all hope that this mosh-worthy LP is just the first of many!

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Blogger Metal Mark said...

I like the cover a lot. Looks like it came right out of 1985 and I mean that in a good way.

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