Power of Metal.dk Review

Angelus Apatrida
Hidden Evolution
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 19 January, 2015
Playing time: 52:36

The fallen angels from Spain are back with an angry album about conspiracies and plots worldwide that keep new technical developments as a secrets, just  for economical reasons. This is already their fifth album so I can't call them NWOT anymore. Still their style is in Suicidal Angels, Warbringer and Havok modern thrash style. Or should I just say in old Death Angel, Destruction, Exodus, Testament in a modern jacket style?

You can call it what you want, what counts for me is that it is done with class and in well written songs. Guillermo Izquierdo sings in his usual Schmier/Osegueda style, but in several songs he also sounds a bit like Peavy. Not only the singing, but also some music influences of the band Rage are embedded in some songs. "Tug of War" is the biggest example of that and later on in "Wanderers Forever" and "I Owe You Nothing" these influences returns. This "Tug of War" sounds like Rage playing together with Death Angel and has singing lines reminding me of Holy Terror. All the other tracks are well written, so I don't think I have to spill more beans about this album because it is a good thrash metal album from start to finish with a lot of melody and some slower parts in Rage style. Fans of thrash metal in Destruction, Death Angel, Testament and the more modern versions like Suicidal Angels etc. have their first good 2015 album right here.

01. Immortal
First World of Terror
Tug of War
Serpents On Parade
Wanderers Forever
End Man
Speed of Light
I Owe You Nothing
Hidden Evolution
Label: Century Media
Distribution: Universal (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 13 January, 2015
Website: www.facebook.com/angelusapatrida