Release Date: March 27th, 2017
London’s fast growing metal act, Evyltyde released their second album, Rising, on March 27th, 2017. This ten track album is more mature and structured than their 2015 self-titled debut that received great reviews from UK outlets as well as a 9/10 from our own MNR Editor, the Rev.
Rising is a well produced, thought out release bringing to you melodic sound with wicked guitars that I can’t get enough of. Hannah’s crisp, clear voice blends nicely with the powerful guitars and compliments them very well. I hear many influences trickling into their style with Judas Priest, Scorpions, Eluveitie and even Jefferson Airplane in play .(Hannah has many nuances of the legendary Grace Slick) This mix of influences is refreshing in that they bring it all together to form something completely unique. With every song, Hannah’s voice soars and with this being only the second album from Evyltyde, I can’t wait to hear what’s next from her.
The album’s first song is Monster, and it is my favorite off the album. The guitars are strong yet fit seamlessly with Hannah’s voice bringing joy to the ears. The track depicts the never ending battle between good and evil very well and is a wonderful introduction to Rising.
Forever is the ballad of the album, such a deep song, a song about loneliness and love, imperfection and sorrow, emotions that we all encounter in our everyday life, at one point or another. I am sure we can all identify with this track and the tribulations we encounter, ”with every moment slipping, through our hands like fading starlight”. What a beautiful verse. Hannah’s voice soars in perfect harmony with the guitars, bringing it all together memorably.
No violet is probably the fastest and hardest song on the album. This track speaks about life, that you have to stand up for yourself and make your own happiness to get things done. It’s saying don’t be the shrinking violet and it speaks to my soul. Our previous Grace Slick reference is evident in the track.
This album has all the earmarks of an excellent release with well thought out riffs, awesome melodies and of course Hannah’s voice! I can’t wait to see and hear Evyltyde expand on their vision in the coming years.
Hannah Delany (Vocals)
Danny Merton (Guitars/Vocals)
Noah Scott (Bass)
Phil Tetlow (Drums)
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