Country: Spain
Title: Evolve or Die
Label: Art Gates Records
Year: 2017
Style: Thrash Metal

The second album from this Valencia based quintet comes out 6 years after the release of their debut album, Abuse, but compared to that one, Evolve or Die is released under a label, and quite a serious label I'd say, Art Gates. The 8 tracks featured here are clocking a bit over 35 minutes of playing time and offer a mix of old-school (a la '80's) Thrash Metal with a more modern approach, '00's Modern Groove Metal with Alternative influences. I find it half interesting half dry and uninspired so after the audition I'm torn in between some catchy, headbanging Thrash riffs on groovy rhythms and a vocalist that's versatile but sounds unsecure of the path he wants to follow; at times I find it way too light for my taste, and at times they remind me of the good old days when Metallica ruled supreme. The overall impression if indeed of an undecided band that wants to play all genres they like or used to like in high-school. At least the production is clean enough to offer the possibility to enjoy and disect all parts of this album, so try it yourselves, you might like it better.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 6/10