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Review: Evil Invaders - Pulses of Pleasure
Evil Invaders
Pulses of Pleasure

Label: Napalm Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 42:09
Tracks: 9
Genre: Speed Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: June 9, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Pulses of Pleasure

Rated 4/5 (80%) (7 Votes)

Oh yeah, this hits the spot. Miss the early days of Canadian Speed/Thrash albums like Razor's Executioner's Song and Exciter's Long Live the Loud? Then Belgium's Evil Invaders has something you'll want to check out. Pulses of Pleasure is the band's debut full-length and it is an unashamed nod to early Speed Metal, the kind that was both melodic and thrashy at the same time. There's no attempt at innovation just a sincere desire to play fast, loud 'n' rude like the title of the opening track implies. Lead singer Joe (Johannes Van Audenhove according to Metal-Archives) has a high-pitched wail that isn't as unruly as Exciter's Dan Beehler but is certainly from the same mold and it fits this style like a studded glove. The other performances are spot-on with the solos from Joe and guitarist Sam Lemmens a definite highlight due to their creativity. Most of the songs move along briskly and the album never feels like it is getting dull. The songwriting may be derivative but it is also excellent.

Pulses of Pleasure is one of those releases where it is impossible to care that the songs sound a lot like bands that pioneered the style but equally impossible to not throw your damn fist in the air. Make way for Evil Invaders.

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