Mojo’s Pick of the Week – Death Angel “The Evil Divide”

Death Angel - The Evil Divide CoverBay Area thrash kings Death Angel are back with a new album on Nuclear Blast Records, “The Evil Divide”, a tour de force of hard-hitting, politically charged metal with melodic elements. Covering a range of topics from the hypocrisy of religion (“The Moth”) to bullying and the culture of terrorism (“Lost”), this album adds a new musical dimension to the long-lived thrash metal band’s already solid catalog.

Tight and angry as hell but melodic and accessible as well, this album is a leap forward for a band that lately seems to be getting better with every album, like their metal brothers Anthrax. There is a new confidence in this album that lets the songs breathe and evolve… it’s got a more well-rounded and mature feel than their last outing “The Dream Calls for Blood”, which was a relentless attack of quick riffs and shouty vocals that felt like one long song in multiple parts. “The Evil Divide” is a great album by a mature band at the top of their game.


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Mojo’s Pick of the Week – Armored Saint

Legendary LA metal band Armored Saint is back and kicking ass with a new album Win Hands Down, just released on June 2, 2015! Formed in Pasadena back in 1982, Armored Saint released their debut album March of the Saint in 1984 and were part of the rise of thrash alongside bands like Metallica and Megadeth.

Armored Saint

There were a few periods of hiatus where members were part of other bands (John Bush sang with Anthrax and bassist Joey Vera played with Fates Warning, for example) but they reformed in 2000 and have released two albums since then. Win Hands Down is loud and brutal and deservedly debuted on iTunes Metal in the top spot!

Check out the title track video now:

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