Evile Get Retro with “The Thing (1982)”


Evile’s new album, Hell Unleashed, goes way harder than it has any business going. I say that because I’ve always lumped Evile in with the group of neo-thrash bands to emerge in the mid-to-late ’00s, most of which I felt were decent enough, but none of which I ever felt were great. Maybe the joke’s on me for missing out, though, or perhaps Evile’s eight years away have made them all that much more fired up. Whatever the reason, I’m here to tell you this: the new Evile slays.

Today, the band has released one final single before the album drops, the retro-nostalgic “The Thing (1982),” inspired by the classic horror film, natch. Vocalist/guitarist Ol Drake comments

“The third and final single from ‘Hell Unleashed’ is not only based on my favorite movie of all time, but it’s a strong contender for my favorite song off the album. This track goes through so many cool changes, with frenetic vocals which mirror the subject matter, and we couldn’t be prouder of not only this song, but the entire album it’s featured on. Blast “The Thing” as loud as you can!”

Listen to “The Thing (1982)” below. It follows previous singles “Hell Unleashed” and “Gore,” the latter featuring a guest spot from comedian and noted metalhead Brian Posehn.

Hell Unleashed was produced by Chris Clancy (Mutiny Within) and comes out on Friday, April 30 via Napalm; pre-order here.

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