Record Reviews

Album review: Against Evil “End of the Line”

Indian band Against Evil releases its third album filled with great heavy metal.

Against Evil formed in India in 2014. They debuted with “Fatal Assault” in 2015 and followed that up with the album “All Hail the King” in 2018. 2019 saw them tour Europe on the back of the great feedback from the latest album. Now they’re back with their third album. So, how can I describe Against Evil’s music? The track “Out for Blood” (with Billy Sheehan guesting on it) sounds a bit like 1980s American radio metal/hair metal (think Ratt), but most of the album has a proper foundation in NWOBHM while also sounding contemporary. There are also hints of thrash metal and heavy-yet-melodic bands such as Queensrÿche, Manowar and Riot throughout the album. The band itself calls it “heavy metal with power and speed metal influence”. Overall this is a very good heavy metal album. “The Sound of Violence” is a beyond terrific track. Other strong ones include “Metal of Nothin’”, “War Hero”, “End of the Line”, “Sword of Power” and “Speed Demon”. There is some real metal potential in these Indian lads.

Against Evil’s album “End of the Line” will be released on 14th May via Doc Gator Records in Europe and independently the rest of the world.