From the rolling hills of death known as Des Moines, Iowa comes Green Death with their thrashing sophomore release designed to captivate and decapitate.

Green Death has written a new chapter in metal music with their delightful thrash album called Manufacturing Evil. Green Death builds on the sturdy foundations of bands like Forbidden, Flotsam and Jetsam, Sacred Reich producing music that shouts to the heavens “I AM METAL!”

After the moody and medieval intro called “Cillium,” the title track “Manufacturing Evil” jump-starts the album with galloping guitars, a walloping bass and bruising double bass. Sol Bales vocals are rich and powerful. He sounds like a cross between Phil Rind (Sacred Reich) and Ripper Owens.

Green Death finds creative ways to blend death and thrash on such tunes as “Gates of Evil,” “Through the Eye,” and “Demons.” Hearty death vocals soaring amongst a host of demonic single note runs give these thoughtfully crafted songs an evil aura.


Charging riffs and pummeling rhythms propel “Lord of the Dead” at a frantic pace. Sol’s piercing screams remind me of Bruce Dickenson on “The Number of The Beast.” This song is a great example of the fine songwriting skills that the guys in Green Death possess. Each song on this album is composed for maximal intensity with plenty of technical musicianship, which adds to the joy of listening.

The band displays their willingness to explore on the ethereal “Soulless.” Cavernous reverb with a bit of slapback on the guitars surrounds the vocal melodies. The composition captures a sense of desperation and allows for a brief respite.

Manufacturing Evil is a brilliant showcase in metal that gracefully dances in the worlds of thrash, death, and power metal. This album is a display of the versatility and intrigue of metal music.

Green Death – Manufacturing Evil – Official Music Video

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Chuck is a native Michigander. He grew up in Detroit, and later Pinckney. He now calls Ann Arbor home. Running is in Chuck’s blood. He has run several marathons and numerous other races. His favorite race is Dances with Dirt in Hell, Michigan. Chuck was first exposed to photography in 7th grade. He has been a photographer ever since, honing his skills shooting landscapes and most recently concerts. In addition to experiencing music from behind the camera, Chuck is a musician in his own right. He has been playing guitar since his teen years. He played in Detroit area metal band, Battalion, recorded two independent releases, and toured. Today when not covering concerts, you can find him online at his blog, Life In Michigan.

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