The Evil Cell - The Evil Cell (Demo) (Independent) - Back
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.

Rating: 60