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Review: After All - Eos
After All

Label: Metalville Records
Year released: 2022
Duration: 45:20
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: October 18, 2022
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 4.09/5 (81.82%) (11 Votes)

This Belgian band has been around for well over 40 years (the first decade or so under different names) and Eos is their tenth album. They play thrashy music with a US-metal tinge and a lot of energy and muscle, sometimes rolling along like something out of a Mad Max movie, other times embracing a slower, epic vibe. This is their first album with singer Michael Slembrouck, who is also in Belgium's Iron Mask, and at the beginning of the album, his arrival is less than auspicious. He sounds uncomfortable and unwilling to stretch out, singing mainly in a narrow range for the first 2-3 songs, but he gradually warms up and by the end of the album sounds quite good. The songwriting overall is rambunctious, mostly evoking bands like Omen and Vicious Rumors, especially "Torn Asunder," one of the better cuts. When they slow down, like on "Waiting for Rain" it is like listening to late '80s Queensrÿche, so After All has a nice variety even though many of the songs don't leave as much of an impression as those mentioned. I wouldn't call Eos amazing, but very good is completely apropos, so check it out if you're up for some hard-hitting metal with a US vibe.

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