Power of Metal.dk Review

Evil Invaders
Pulses of Pleasure
Style: Speed Metal
Release date: 27 February, 2015
Playing time: 42:00

This band hails surprisingly enough from Belgium and not as expected by me from Germany. No idea why I thought this would be a German band, but when I listened to it, I was almost certain. Maybe some of the old metal fans remember the Canadian band Razor that released an album called 'Evil Invaders' in 1985. I'm almost sure that's where this band got it's name.

Well, the music on this album has also some similarities with that band, but fortunately with a better sound and production. Another band they have a lot in common with is Flotsam and Jetsam and then especially with their first album. Johannes van Audenhove has a typical (King Diamond kind of) high scream in his voice with a rawer edge, exactly like a lot of singers from speed metal bands did back in the eighties. Half way thru the album another big influence surfaces more and more. The Iron Maiden guitar (twin) harmonies and bass lines in "Stairway to Insanity", "Blinded" and "Master of Illusion" betray that. The last 5 songs sound like songs from the first Iron Maiden album on speed and there is nothing wrong with that.

Don't expect new things, just plain old school speed metal (Iron Maiden on speed) just like Flotsam and Jetsam, Razor, Exciter and Agent Steel did in their early days. You could also say that you hear the band Hell, but then on high speed.

01. Fast, Loud n' Rude
Pulses of Pleasure
Eclipse of the Mind
05. Stairway to Insanity
Shot To Paradise
Blinded (intro)
09. Master of Illusion
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 27 February, 2015
Website: www.facebook.com/evilinvaders