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Evil Syndicate
Shadows Of Insanity
July 2014
Released: 2014, Indie
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Helias Papadopoulos

Evil Syndicate is a thrash/death metal outfit from Brazil. After the great singles “Skull and Bones” and “Destructor Ego”, the band is about to unleash a new EP, SHADOWS OF INSANITY. This EP includes two songs, “Slaves of War” and the title track, “Shadows of Insanity”.

The raw spirit of this extended play shines through in its energy and willingness to, without fear of being obvious as a more mature artist might experience, put into music the gulf between what is desired and what is perceived.

SHADOWS OF INSANITY aims for the grey area between thrash and death metal which preserves the high tempo of speed metal and adds to it the gracefully tubular riffs of whip strummed chords that are the hallmark of the phrasal style of death metal. All in all, Evil Syndicate’s music is catchy, heavy, brutal and melodically great (No, melody in the death metal context I mean!). It’s much more simple than Asphyx, Misery Index, Krisiun or Cannibal Corpse, but truly thunderous.

I wanna see what they have to offer to us in their debut album. While the rudimentary and relentless nature of this music makes it enigmatic, its honesty and evocative songwriting guarantee it a place in the legions of metal bands that shaped the underground.
Track Listing

1. Urfaust
2. The Calling
3. The Oath
4. Conjuring the Cull
5. The Harrowing
6. The Killing Gods
7. Cross to Bear
8. Gallows Humor
9. The Weakener
10. Sentinels
11. Colony Collapse
12. Heretics


Miguel Feitosa - Vocals
Marlon Lacerda - Guitar
Braythener Ventilari - Drums
Diego Henrique - Bass



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