Since forming in 2009, Insane has been busy with numerous EPs, demos, splits and a mini album in 2013 titled Interment of Life, and now just four years later they are back to melt faces with Evil. This new release by these thrash monsters is a nine track release that, you guessed it, is riddled with thrashing, chaotic and angry tunes that twist your neck and cave your skull in in no time. Insane blasts off from note one and continues on their flesh burning thrash rampage at full tilt until Evil has finally concluded.
Evil starts off with Ritualistic Death which begins with a rumbling bass line that swiftly builds and builds as the drums and fierce savage riffs kick in providing you with a head banging and destructive beginning to a record that seems to have been unleashed to demolish everything in its path. Each song after the opener is just as bombastic and neck twisting as Insane doesn’t slow down one bit as they keep one foot on the gas and the other on your throat for the entirety of the record. The only place in this release where they slow down is track six, the title track where they break out the acoustic guitar for a brief interlude before ramming your skull against the wall of thrash noise once more.
Save for the brief moment of reprieve, Evil storms out of your speakers delivering crushing blow after crushing blow of nothing but burning thrash fury. Each track is a mayhem filled, high octane thrash attack that shoves you back in your seat the very second that they hit your gnarled ears. With a bombardment of razor sharp riffs, rumbling bass lines, savage vocals and acrobatic drumming, Insane provide you with a listen that melts faces and leaves you with plenty of brain damage from head banging too much. Across this nine track release you are greeted at every twist and turn with harsh and punishing tones that are undeniably heavy and head bang worthy, and before you know it you have gone through this record a fair number of times.
Evil is a solid full length debut that is wholly enjoyable. This is a head banging good time and a record that thrash enthusiasts would enjoy the hell out of.