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Review: Evil Impulse - The Brotherhood
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The Brotherhood

Label: Independent
Year released: 2020
Duration: 30:51
Tracks: 7
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 7, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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The Brotherhood

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Spanish thrashers Evil Impulse started out in 2012, already having some full-lengths and EPs to their name so far. Their latest EP, The Brotherhood, takes a rather strange approach to their music in that it incorporates a number of '90s Rock and Grunge acts like Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Faith No More while shoving them through a blender of modern Groove-influenced Thrash. That description is definitely going to raise some red flags for a lot of you, but personally, I respect a band willing to experiment in this way and would even say they pull it off really well. The playing is tight and precise throughout, and they balance out the heavier, more aggressive songs like "The Brotherhood of Hell" and "Lone Wolf" with the more '90s-styled tracks like "Chained Shadow" and "Uppercut". Hell, they even do a spot-on cover of Pearl Jam's "Even Flow", which goes to highlight how perfectly Manfredo Regomayer's Eddie Vedder-esque vocals fit this kind of sound. This certainly won't be for everyone, but anyone with a soft spot for Grunge and curious about how well it melds with Thrash will definitely want to check this band out.

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