When you think you have heard everything in terms of traditional HM, there comes a band like Evil-Lÿn with “Dysciple of Steel” and changes it all you thought you knew. Bands like Evil-Lÿn make words come easy. To give you a hint, Evil-Lÿn sound very 1980s germanic HM. Specially when it comes to vocals. It comes from the time when singers could do a raspy and gritty voice, and even though, sing clearly with lots of emotion included. Evil-Lÿn are a full of emotion band. Check “Shadow Soldier” not only because it is a ballad, but for all the emotional content in it.
It’s no secret at all that I just love traditional HM bands, but there was a time I thought there was nothing else to be done. I was flat wrong. There is a lot to do. Evil-Lÿn proved me wrong. And it tastes so good sometimes to be proven wrong. When I listen to a song like “Iron on Iron” I get hopeful. When I listen to all the guitar work in “Dysciple of Steel” I get happy. I mean, one doesn’t have to shread to be great. Evil-Lÿn guitar duo reminds a lot Iron Maiden’s Dave Murray and Adrian Smith era. The technicality, the feeling, the easy instrumental passages, and the inspired solos. A good example is “Valley Of The Dead Witch” and its long guitar passage at the end.
There is also a good balance of fast and slow songs in “Dysciple of Steel.” Evil-Lÿn knew how to dose equally both. The same way bands did in the 1980s. To accomplish all that a band need to have a great drummer. Evil-Lÿn do have a great one.
Evil-Lÿn “Dysciple of Steel” will forge the steel on May 25th via No Remorse Records.
- Survive The Night
- Last King Of Thunder
- Disciple Of Steel
- Iron On Iron
- Shadow Soldier
- Valley Of The Dead Witch
Watch “Tengel” official lyric video here: