Evil Drive – The Land Of the Dead


Melodic death metal from Finland with a twist of thrash metal. Indeed I hear riffs and guitarsolos that remind me of the eighties thrash metal, but the biggest part is melodic death with influences of Children of Bodom and Arch Enemy. There is no single reason not to listen to this album more often, but I can imagine that you will listen to it once and then stop. There is nothing wrong with the music, but on the other hand I have heard it all before and perhaps better.

The most interesting part about the band is that the harsh and aggressive grunting vocals come from Viktoria Viren. If you don’t listen closer you could have thought that it was a male lead singer. Sure, this isn’t new in the metal scene either, but she sure does a good job. All songs are hard and heavy, accept for one. “No Way In the Lie” is the exception. This is a song with a soft part and clean singing of Viktoria. Here she shows that she also has a good clean singing voice.

My final conclusion is that this sure isn’t a bad full length debut, but it is too common to make a difference I think.


01. Intro

02. World Cleaners

03. Bullet

04. War

05. Screaming Soul

06. No Way In the Life

07. The Land Of the Dead

08. Iron Rain

09. Lost Forever

10. Killer Is Following You


Playing time: 39:00

Release date: 22 January 2016

Label: Mighty Music

Website: www.facebook.com/evildriveofficial

Reinier de Vries
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Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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