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angelusapatrida hiddenevolution
Artist: Angelus Apatrida
Title: Hidden Evolution
Genre: Thrash Metal
Release Date: 19th January 2015
Label: Century Media Records

Album Review

ANGELUS APATRIDA was formed in 2000 in the Spanish town of Albacete by singer Alberto Gayoso, Alberto Izquierdo, José J. Izquierdo and Alberto Izquierdo (if you want to know more about the guys check out my earlier review on the double CD ‘Evil Unleashed / Give 'em War’). The new album - just as its two predecessors - has been once again recorded in Moita, Portugal at Ultrasound Studio with long-time producer Daniel Cardoso (Anneke Van Giersbergen, ANATHEMA, etc.) and the expressive cover artwork was this time handled by Gyula Havancsák /, who has also decorated album sleeves for bands such as ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, STRATOVARIUS, GRAVE DIGGER or NIGHTINGALE.

The new record called ‘Hidden Evolution’ really rules, not to be a spoiler but it does. It takes the trademark sound of ANGELUS APATRIDA and adds some melody here and there, the feeling that I listen to a power metal band or a band that is at least influenced by power metal stays over the whole record. The opener ‘Immortal’ really is pure thrashing ear candy, Guillermo Izquierdo`s voice sometimes reminds me of OVERKILL`s Blitz and at other times Chuck Billy. Aside from the great opener I have to mention ‘Tug of War’, ‘Serpents on Parade’ (reminds me of SLAYER) and ‘Wanderers Forever’. All of the songs are very old school and heavy as fuck. If this evolution continues I clearly see ANGELUS APATRIDA rise to heavy metal stardom...


01. Immortal (05:15)
02. First World Of Terror (05:00)
03. Architects (04:22)
04. Tug Of War (06:08)
05. Serpents On Parade (03:11)
06. Wanderers Forever (04:25)
07. End Man (05:27)
08. Speed Of Light (04:19)
09. I Owe You Nothing (05:18)
10. Hidden Evolution (08:59)


Guillermo Izquierdo – Vocals & Lead / Rhythm Guitars
David G. Álvarez – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
José J. Izquierdo – Bass Guitar
Víctor Valera – Drums

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angelusapatrida hiddenevolution


Music: 8
Sound: 8
Total: 8 / 10

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