||Hailing from New Jersey, The
Evil Cell, wants to hit the world hard and become one of the best
metal bands of this new millennium. The founder of the band, Eric
Sperr, has gained some recognition by being a finalist in Guitar Players
Magazine, in their Twenty Fifth Anniversary Amateur Ultimate Guitar
Competition, in the metal category. Their music is best described
as a mix of metal genres, including speed, thrash, progressive and
power metal. Some of the guitar influences include, Van Halen, Jimmy
Page, Tony Iommi, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker and Randy Roads.
Just from those influences you would think that this band is exceptional.
Not really, the band has much potential, and maybe with a few years
of working together they could come up with some more interesting
and longer-length songs. This disk has four tracks on it, and does
not even reach the thirteen minute mark. The highlight of this CD
is the cover of "Immigrant Song," which was originally recorded
by Led Zepplin. Besides that, Eric shows that he can play fast, but
not as pleasing as any of the previous mentioned influences. I'd like
to see the talent of this band taken up a level, then maybe they would
be a little more interesting to listen to.