‘Underworld’ out the door is a crusher, fast and furious but with catchy/punchy changes that allows the crunch of the riffs, pounding drum and bass to really land with maximum impact. The short guitar lead in the title track says Slayer’s “Show No Mercy”, then switching to a Testament like build, kicking in to Evile’s own take on delivery. Again, the Annihilator influence is unavoidable, but works. ‘Naked Sun’ pounds the ears into rubble with the slower pacing to ‘Head Of The Demon’ as deadly as the title. See ‘Tomb’ and funny how at times fluctuations in Matt’s voice you hear James Hetfield (Metallica). ‘Words of The Dead’ builds up to maximum aggression and drums so fast it sounds like the rest of the band are trying to catch up. Nice lead work to when it gets the chance. Good stuff. ‘What You Become’ strikes with a straight forward beat and riff.
Strong fourth album that shows solidifying of sound and style.