Le groupe de Black / Thrash Metal japonais Evil sortira son second album Possessed by Evil le 1er Février 2021 via Nuclear War Now! Productions. Un premier extrait est à découvrir ci-dessous, il s'agit du morceau "首斬り" (Reaper).
Voici la description du label : "Nuclear War Now! is proud to announce its continued allegiance with Evil (Jpn) in releasing the band’s second album, “Possessed by Evil.” As previously demonstrated on the 2017 debut, “Rites of Evil,” as well as the demo, two live recordings, and split with Siege Column that have since emerged, these twelve tracks of black/thrash metal once again capture the darkness of first wave black metal and unite it with the aggressive precision of early Teutonic thrash. Previous points of comparison between Evil and early Sodom continue to hold true, as do those that recognize similarities with the most notorious of Japanese hardcore outfits, especially insofar as the unhinged vocal delivery is concerned. Evil is anything but apologetic in its reverence to its metal heritage, which is what lends its recordings such a high degree of authenticity. “Possessed by Evil” is an unabashed conglomerate of riffs, accentuated by incisive leads and rabidly barked vocals. If there is one notable contrast with the debut album, it would be an increased cohesiveness among the instruments. Whereas “Rites of Evil” at times felt a bit loose, the performances on this album are characterized by noticeably tighter synchronicity, which one could logically assume to be the result of the band’s greater longevity. In any case, the outcome is one that represents a step forward from an already impressive debut and one that confirms Evil among the best of its black/thrash metal contemporaries."
01. 六道輪廻 (The Cycle of Pain) - 02:01
02. 夜叉 (Yaksa) - 03:27
03. 怨殺 (Revenge) - 02:59
04. 雷神 (Raizin) - 04:33
05. 般若波羅蜜多 (Paramount Evil) - 02:26
06. 首斬り (Reaper) - 02:56
07. 地獄の門 (The Gate of Hell) - 01:21
08. 歪な梵鐘 (Hell's Evil Bells) - 01:55
09. 奈落の底 (Bottom of Hell) - 02:00
10. 閻魔天 (Enmaten) - 03:37
11. 凶惡 (Possessed by Evil) - 04:57
12. 惡鼻達磨 (Evil Way of Live) - 04:28