Take the progressive approach Metallica took on the "Justice" album and bring in Max Cavalera (Sepultura) for vocals and you have the new band EVILE. Of course, that's a metaphor, but basically that's it. You have rather long songs, 5-8 minutes and one topping off at just over 11 minutes. Very similar to the Justice album indeed. Of course, there is some irony here, as this band started out as a Metallica cover band. So go figure. The difference is in the vocal department. Th rhythm guitarist who is also the singer belts out the lyrics in a rather mono-tone way very similar to Tom Araya and Max Cavalera. And then you got the cover art here. Which reminds one of Sepultura's classic "Arise". The little sticker on the shrink wrap even says "for fans of Slayer, Megadeth, and Sepultura". And I can see that...especially the Slayer and Sepultura reference, but not so much Megadeth. Megadeth is much more "melodic speed metal" than true thrash. But anyway, if you like Slayer, Sepultura, and "Justice"-era Metallica, EVILE is a band for you.
So how is the music? Not too bad, really. A bit repetative though. But what thrash band's music isn't to some extent? That's kind of why I got away from thrash in my metal comeback in this decade. But with all the new thrash bands coming out over the last few years, my taste for thrash has been rewet.
Well, actually, as I continue listening to this album as I write this review, this band is closer to old school Sepultura before they went all native on us than anything else. Doesn't have as many ripping solos as say Seputura has, but the ones it does have are very Sepultura-like.