For those of you who are not familiar Pop Evil are a Michigan 5-piece, whose last album ‘Onyx’ enjoyed three consecutive number one singles and made the billboard top 40 in the USA.They opened the Download Festival Mainstage on Sunday 14 June.The band have debuted their new single titled “Footsteps” via Billboard.com, a huge hook-laden rock anthem and the first music heard from new album ‘Up’ due out August 21st via eOne Music. Check it out here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/USKO11090555. I had the opportunity to have a brief chat with the band shortly after they came off stage.
The Chicago quintet clearly has a vision of what they want to sound like, and guess what? They achieve that formula. I guess it shouldn’t surprise anybody as the 80’s reign hard in Chicago as so many underground 80’s metal bands we’re spurned out of that area of the country, now we have another in the 21st century.
Kostas’ style is a sort of hybrid of Power Metal and Traditional Metal with a strong emphasis on sweeping guitar solos and epic multi-layered vocal choruses. Kostas Greek accent also gives some of the slower patches a real Gothic Rock feel too which adds some mystery to the album. ..