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Evile is a UK Thrash Metal band credited with kick-starting the second wave of Thrash Metal alongside Municipal Waste. They recorded their first album Enter the Grave in 2007 with Flemming Rasmussen, the Record Producer who produced Metallica's second, third and fourth albums. With a well received first album and a song released on Rock Band they hit a surge of popularity and released a more progressive second album, Infected Nations, in 2009. Tragedy struck when the bassist, Mike Alexander, died on tour leaving a girlfriend and kids to survive him. They've continued touring with a new bassist, and released a third album, Five Serpent's Teeth, in 2011.
Evile presents examples of the following tropes
- Blood Bath - "Bathe In Blood", natch. More specifically, the song is referring to Elizabeth Bathory's baths in blood in order to restore youth and the vanity such an act entails.
- Common Music Video Concepts - The garage rock version of the trope for "Thrasher"
- Cover Version - "Cemetery Gates" (See Irony) and "Lounge Act" - for the Kerrang! Tribute Album to Nirvana.
- Guitarist Ol Drake has even done heavy metal renditions of Lady Gaga's Born This Way and The Edge of Glory.
- Everything's Even Worse with Sharks - "Killer from the Deep"
- Filk Song/Shout-Out - "First Blood"
- Genre Relaunch -They had a large hand in the resurgence of Thrash Metal in the mid 00's, though they were by no means alone.
- Heavy Meta - "Thrasher"
- Irony - The last song Evile recorded before Mike Alexander died? A cover of "Cemetery Gates"
- Gladiator Games - "We Who Are About to Die"
- Kneel Before Zod - In the chorus of "Thrasher"
- Man On Fire - "Burned Alive"
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness - Like most Thrash Metal, about an 8
- One-Man Army - "First Blood." Justified in that its a song about Rambo
- Pun-Based Title - Evile is a portmanteau of Evil and Vile
- The Plague - "Infected Nation"
- Religion Rant Song - "Cult", Type 2, sung from the perspective of someone recruiting the listener.
- Robot War - "Man Against Machine"
- Rock Band - "Thrasher" was released for DLC. It is quite a difficult song on guitar and bass
- Sibling Team - Guitarist/Vocalist Matt Drake and Lead Guitar Ol Drake are brothers.
- Uncommon Time - Since the second album was more progressive, the songs on Infected Nations do this sometimes.