Power of Metal.dk Review

Tears of the Face of God
Style: Thrashing power metal
Release date: 26 November, 2012
Playing time: 45:38

This Italian band, formely known as Fvoco Fatvo delivers their second album (under the Eversin flag). In 2010 their debut 'Divina Estopia' saw the light and I have to say I'm not familiar with that one. I expected to hear some songs with pure Italian orchestral power metal, but I was wrong. Eversins music is progressive thrash with power metal influences. Rather technical and not always easy to follow. If done right, an interesting combination if you ask me.

Why not an above average rating then? Well, there are a few points they should improve on their next album. The first thing that at least costs them 10 points is the vocals. Angelo Ferrante puts all his energy in it, but especially in the more aggressive shouting parts he sounds false and irritating. Take for example the song "Tears on the Face of God", in which he tries to sing a bit in Slayer style, indeed he tries... Also there are some more timid kind of whispering/spoken parts, which sometimes don't add anything to the songs. Another critical point is that the songs are sometimes rather complex and aren't easy to listen too. Positive about Eversin however, is that they are rather original and that they aren't just thirteen a dozen metal band. If there is one band I have to mention, that plays the same sort of style, it is Tourniquet. On the other hand, there are many differences between the two also.

At the beginning of the second track I thought that Celtic Frost had contributed some riffs, they have the same typical crunch. On "Nightblaster" Tony Dolan (Atomkraft, Venom, Mpier of Evil) helps out with the evil voice part and Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios) is responsible for the nice guitar solo on "The Tale of a Dying Soldier".

Final conclusion is that the band has enough good ideas and that the combination of styles they play is interesting. They should pay more attention to the song writing though, especially because it doesn't all sound logical and that puts a kind of break on it. The other point is the vocals, it irritates me too much and that is really a pity because there is a lot of nice music to enjoy on this album. If you are not distracted by the singing, I think you will enjoy this album for sure.

01. For the Glory of Men
02. Prophet of Peace
03. Nightblaster
04. Tears on the Face of God
05. Nuclear Winter
06. Death Inc.
07. The Tale of a Dying Soldier
08. Under the Ocean
Label: My Kingdom Music
Distribution: info@mykingdommusic.net
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 16 January, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/eversinmetal