|Review: Evil Hunter - Evil Hunter|
Label: Fighter Records
Year released: 2018
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: November 2, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (10 Votes)
When reviewing some heavy metal albums over the past 20+ years, I've often said, "this could have been recorded in the '80s". In Evil Hunter's case, I actually went and checked if it wasn't a reissue of an album that was released in the '80s. Yeah, yeah. I know. Mike has already reviewed this, so I should know. But there are some 11,600+ reviews on this site as I write this, and sometimes I've even reviewed stuff that I forgot I had already reviewed, so cut me some slack for not remembering everything that's on here. ;)
Evil Hunter mix some good melodic, catchy and somewhat commercial heavy metal, the stuff that would have been acceptable by your average metalhead back in the day, with music that's closer to hard rock around the same period, think Bon Jovi before they mellowed out too much (that would be after New Jersey). Put that all together and it almost feels like the album is one of those metal video shows on TV back then, where you had a mix of "true" heavy metal and some hard rock and glam stuff (though I wouldn't throw Evil Hunter's material into that last category). It's catchy, it's upbeat with pretty damn good vocal melodies that just scream for you to sing along (I can't do that-I'm pretty sure it's prohibited for me to do so by federal law).
This is not one bit original, and I don't care. Evil Hunter is like a trip back in time to the '80s and the only thing that betrays it is the modern production job. This is a feel-good album that traditional metalheads should find at least in part enjoyable, or in full if they don't mind going hard rock for a few songs.
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