One Man Army And The Undead Quartet - Error In Evolution (Nuclear Blast Records) - Back
“Error In Evolution” is the second studio album for the Swedish metallers One Man Army And The Undead Quartet. Yes, that’s quite a name for quite a band. After their 2006 debut album “21st Century Machine” they had grabbed my attention and I was wondering what the future was going to bring. Well, it brought forth their disc “Error In Evolution.” It’s mostly up-tempo and aggressive with some variation. It can also be mid-paced or more groove-driven and pummeling. A couple slowed down elements too. However the Swedish death and thrash riffs are like the decorating of a blood-splattered wall…they are all over the place! The choppy riffs are good too. OMA&TUQ solos have lots of passion and are one of the hooks of the album. Another is the band’s prominent vocalist Johan Lindstrand (The Crown). He still belches forth his vomitus rage on the mic. Sounds like he’s slitting his throat while he does his vocal fry. Sick ass vocal! That’s for sure! There are some straightforward yelling vocals too. My favorite track overall is “Knights In Satan’s Service,” the chorus is awesome! Catchy as hell is burning. OMA&TUQ also cover Alice Cooper’s song from Friday the 13th Part VI soundtrack “He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask).” I enjoyed it quite a bit. All was recorded at Deadline Studios with Impious guitarist/engineer, and former OMA&TUQ bassist Valle Adzic; and mixed at Bohus Sound Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden in 24 hours to boot. Now that’s someone who know what they are doing. Not much else to say except they have two full-lengths now, and two quality discs too.


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins