Like At the Gates and In Flames (both from Sweden), Finland's Evemaster is among the Scandinavian death metal/black metal bands that has embraced the style known as "melodic death metal." Evemaster isn't death metal in the grindcore sense; they don't sound like Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, or Cancer, who are among the bands that have epitomized the amelodic, consistently ultra-fast, grindcore style of death metal. Rather, Evemaster takes certain aspects of death metal/black metal -- an extreme and totally over-the-top vocal style, very dark and troubling lyrics -- and combines them with an actual sense of melody and harmony. Musically, Evemaster owes a lot to '80s power metal and has been influenced by old-school headbangers like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Queensr˙che, but the sort of extreme vocals that lead singer Jarno Taskula brings to Evemaster certainly aren't something that one will find on Queensr˙che's Operation: Mindcrime or Maiden's The Number of the Beast. In various interviews, Evemaster's members have been quoted as saying that although their lyrics are dark, they don't identify with the term black metal because they don't identify with Satanism and the Occult.