MARCH 28th 2015
ANGELUS APATRIDA: HIDDEN EVOLUTION

Review by: Metal Mom

Genre: Thrash Metal/Heavy Metal
Hometown: Albacete
Record Label: Century Media Records

Band Members:
Guillermo Izquierdo: Guitars/Vocals
David G. Álvarez: Guitars
José J. Izquierdo: Bass
Víctor Valera: Drums

Track Listings:
01. Immortal
02. First World Of Terror
03. Architects
04. Tug Of War
05. Serpents On Parade
06. Wanderers Forever
07. End Man
08. Speed Of Light
09. I Owe You Nothing
10. Hidden Evolution

They have been called the most promising and threatening band out of Spain. I am about to give it a listen and find out if their 5th full length album is just that.

15 years ago, they formed the band coming up with the name, mixing Spanish and the Latin, then adding a cool logo.

The album was recorded in Moita, Portugal at Ultrasound Studio, and produced by Daniel Cardoso (Anneke Van Girsbergen, Anathema, etc.), featuring the artwork of Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator, Destruction, Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Nightingale).  

As most of you know, I am not a fan of thrash, I find so many are all about speed and noise, but there are 2 thrash bands that have caught my attention, and this one "Angelus Apatrida" has done just that. Truthfully I find that they are more than just trash/heavy metal, because they are not all about speed, wait...they are still fast, but they have got some amazing talent to execute it with style and articulateness.
 
If you want the old classic 80's style of thrash, and pump in some aggression and mellifluous edge, along with some modern southern fury, giving us a monumental blend of furor, mindset with some incredible technical skill, then I highly recommend this album. Almost an hours worth of thrash/heavy metal, and you will find it's still not long enough, you will also find one of the catchiest choruses on here. Every musician on this album, helped to create a masterpiece for our listening pleasure, they played their instruments to the max giving 150%. Such a well put together album. This is a must have album, I still can't believe I enjoyed it this much.

Due out January 27th in North America via Century Media Records (digital only).

Here is a taste of what’s to come:
End Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0KX624HvJ8