EVIL HUNTER – Evil Hunter

EVIL HUNTER - Evil Hunter
  • 7.5/10
    EVIL HUNTER– Evil Hunter - 7.5/10


Fighter Records
Release date: April 10, 2018

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Evil Hunter’s bio describes the band as talented musicians with experience recording and touring excited to pour their positive energy into their eponymous debut . Evil Hunter strengths are masterful musicianship, solid song craft and a high quality mix. Its challenges are lead vocal limitations and consistent addictive hooks.

The stand out track, “Surf The Waves”, leads with a frenzied onslaught of dual guitars, bass, and drums authoritatively staking out its Traditional Heavy Metal turf. Unfortunately, a weak attempt at a Halford-like scream by the lead vocalist starts off this track. Perhaps this is the reason the mix doesn’t favor the vocals. Instead, vocals, guitars, bass guitar, and drums are equally mixed allowing the listener to hear any of them with little mental effort. The title track is the pinnacle of the album. It delivers an addicting Groove Metal vibe paired with a memorable chorus delivered with a pleasing Udo-esque rasp backed with complementary backing vocals. The next four songs don’t match the quality of the opening pair but are consistently enjoyable. One of which, “Hot Leather” shares melodic similarities with Accept’s “Up To The Limit” from 1985’s Metal Heart. After a six pack of solid tunes, the band takes a shot at a ballad with “By Your Side” but the chorus just doesn’t have a memorable hook. High speed closer “Open Up Your Eyes” doesn’t live up the benchmark set by earlier tracks.

Evil Hunter reflects a band getting the most out of their collective talent and experience. A sum greater than its parts. Professional production, spirited musicianship, and well-constructed songs yield a solid album. Recommended for fans of Heavy Metal, Hard Rock and Power Metal.



  1. Surf The Waves
  2. Evil Hunter
  3. Heartbeat
  4. Hot Leather
  5. Hold Me Tight
  6. Go
  7. By Your Side
  8. Open Up Your Eyes

Band Members

José Rubio – guitars
Damián Chicano – vocals
Gustavo Segura – drums
Victor Durán – guitars
Alberto Garrido – bass


  • Zac Halter

    Zac was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. His interest in heavy music began in the 70s with his father’s Johnny Cash albums. After cousins introduced him to Steppenwolf, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, KISS, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Johnny Cash didn’t stand a chance. The 80s were spent in full pursuit of everything Metal: searching for new music at record stores, listening to albums, studying the covers and sleeves, and attending concerts. In the 90s, he preferred Death Metal over Grunge and hosted the Death Metal Juggernaut on WUPX in Marquette, Michigan. It was advertised as the only prime time Death Metal radio show in the country.

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