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YMMV / Evile

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  • Awesome Music: "Thrasher"
  • Face of the Band: The Drake brothers, though now it's just Matt, as Ol left in August 2013.
    • Back to being the Drake brothers after Ol's return in 2018.
  • Funny Moments: During a studio recording session, the band decided to try autotune. The results are hilariously butchered cover renditions of Cher's "Believe" and Rebecca Black's "Friday", complete with an improvised love song sung by Matt. (Note that this all happens around the 3:56 minute mark.)
  • Growing the Beard: Enter the Grave was straight retro thrash, while Infected Nations was a well-meaning if misguided attempt to modernize their sound by adding progressive and darker elements and throw off the retro tag; by contrast, Five Serpents Teeth is a far more melodic mature and well-realized attempt at coming into their own. In Skull, the band combined the aspects of the band's earlier albums together.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • After the Tear Jerker that was Mike Alexander's death, Evile and friends of the band set up a charity to help Mike's girlfriend and kids, and to promote it they did two benefit concerts composed of covers of Mike's favorite songs.
    • It goes even further with "In Memoriam"; the opening bassline is what Alexander plays during soundcheck, while in the video the band decides to hang up some of Mike's basses in his memory.
  • Song Association - The appearance of "Thrasher" on Rock Band probably didn't hurt their popularity.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!
    • Evile's detractors tend to note that the band sounds very similar to Slayer.
    • With the release of Five Serpent's Teeth and the release of their music video for "In Memoriam", they've also earned comparisons to Metallica. Doesn't help either that they also covered the latter's "Through the Never" on a Kerrang! covers album.

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