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Review: Evolved - A Picture Red
Evolved
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A Picture Red

Label: Independent
Year released: 2008
Duration: 18:24
Tracks: 4
Genre: Death/Thrash

Rating: 3/5

Review online: October 20, 2008
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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With their latest demo A Picture Red, Evolved present a mix of Death/Thrash and Black Metal that's overall a bit uneven.  Lots of good ideas here, nothing groundbreaking but mostly well executed - the faster passages are the best parts - blazingly fast destructive Death/Thrash that would most likely trigger a deadly mosh pit in a live setting.  There are also a good number of more melodic, when not borderline "epic"-sounding passages to tone down the speedfest somewhat, and the Black Metal elements manifest themselves in the use of BM-style screeches and some of the guitar work.  All of these taken individually are good.  Where A Picture Red more or less fails is at regrouping all of these together into coherent songs.  Too much switching back and forth in a short timespan makes the listener feel like the band is just jamming, and that unfortunately hurts the experience, no matter how good the all the tidbits are good individually.  A little work needed on the songwriting side, but there's a lot of potential here.


Track Listing:
  1. A Breathless Scream
  2. Emptiness of Time
  3. Defeated
  4. 21st Century Plagues
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