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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 03/08/2009 18:24:46
I listen to this album at least once everyday, it has to be there best album so far, even better than Pray For Villians. This is an awesome metal album and devildriver are only goin to get better. I would give this 10 Stars if i could.
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A deffo for metal fans!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/05/2008 23:38:32
This album is full of everything that a metal fan loves, fast drums ultimate riffage and soaring vocals, songs like Clouds Over California are undeniably future legend metal tracks!!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Petetheelite on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Some of the best metal you'll hear from this century.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 19/02/2008 20:26:36
This is awesome metal amazing guitar work great vocals great lyrics awesome solos usually what makes an awesome heavy metal album. Before this band i never really bands with vocalists that just shout, but the vocalist(Forget his name) is an awesome vocalist and the music and heaviness off the songs are just awesome and go well with the vocals. Devildriver arn't a very well known metal band they should be alot bigger. I first heard 'em on a metal hammer cd they blew me away. This is a perfect metal album not one bad song on it. A must buy for metal fans even if you don't like bands that shout devildriver will blow you away with their awesome musicianship. HAIL TRUE METAL!!!!!!!
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Hopefully not Devildrivers 'Last Kind Words'
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 26/01/2008 00:16:54
Emerging from the ashes of Coal Chamber, DevilDriver, a five piece from California has created a strong and vast fan base in little under 4 years. Lead by the familiar figure of Dez Fafara, the band is similar to the likes of Chimaira, God Forbid and Sepultura and has adopted a fast, heavy and experimental guitar sound throughout their previous two albums. Now on album number three, The Last Kind Words leads the way to another year or two of touring but has it songs to entertain the world or is it merely a feeble attempt that doesn't deserve to leave shores of California.
Opener, Not All Who Wander Are Lost has everything to be a single; it's a typical DevilDriver song with the music at 100mph in toe with lengthy screams and although its not overly adventurous, it's a safe three and half minute assault of head thrashing, devildriving metal. Running into Clouds Over California creates what really puts DevilDriver in the frontline, the opening chugging into an almighty climax to unleash pure hell with the demonic vocals of Fafara is a perfect example of how DevilDriver have created some of the biggest circle pits ever recorded in the world.
Bound By The Moon isn't overly exciting but the latter part of the song's fantastically structured solo is undeniably impressive and saves the song from insignificance. The fourth track, Horn Of Betrayal has a far more absorbing arrangement with a heavy beating intro to a double kick destruction but the most impressive part comes in the second half of the song with the amazing guitars which just invades your ears with complete complexity and the elegetic, regretful tone that comes in Fafara's vocals at the end of the song. These Fighting Words has an overwhelming sound of surpassing any barriers or obstructions that come in your way which is complemented by Dez's defiant lyrics altogether creating a brilliant blend, making it a highlight of the album.
Head Onto Heartache (Let Them Rot) is an instantly accessible track with guitars playing off another and a lyrical devastation hinting a resolute feeling of being let down throughout. Fafara, almost like a Grimreaper seems to condemn everything wrong in the world in the most direct way and he does just that in Burning Sermon. A possible stab at the church, the song's intro is completely irresistible and altogether sets you up to love the rest of the song. Monsters Of The Deep creates the inevitable madness on the sea through the grinding vocals and gloomy guitars but its distinct shift in previous breakneck songs makes a memorable one.
Tirades Of Truth, one of the longest songs on the album seems to be like a closing track with its dashing guitars approaching an overall conclusion but instead there are 2 more songs to go. Penultimate track, When Summoned, is a quick three-minute blast before the albums close, which doesn't really hit any highs and could be done without. Last track The Axe Shall Fall, has an intro and close that completely makes the song and all the stuff in between is basically holding you back from hearing them, that said its still a very valid track and does finish the album on a high note with a fantastic organ solo to create, in my mind, a sunset over a beach in California.
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The best goddamn album you'll ever hear.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 27/10/2007 00:03:43
Don't listen to 'obsolete', he has some good points, but clearly wants to listen to the same music over and over. While this album is indeed more technical, and he is right about the church organ coming out of nowhere at the end, the riff is killer! And sure, it may have a different feel, but it is distinctively DevilDriver. If it were to sound the same, you'd be disappointed. Why buy something you already have? In any case, this album won't let you down! It's goddamn amazing! BUY NOW! BUY!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Harmonixer on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Slap me till it hurts !
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 19/07/2007 13:55:30
Now at this point I'd like to point out that if you've ever had the good fortune to have seen DevilDriver live then you'll know what this band is capable of, metal played with an energy and ferocity that will make you think twice about jumping into the pit.
This said the new album doesn't disappoint, OK fair to say at this point that I am a big fan of DevilDriver and yes I have seen them live and yes I was in the Download 07 pit, but this is still a fine album and a worthy addition to anyone's collection.
Now it's also fair to say that this album doesn't quite come at you as strongly as with the second, more of a hide around the corner and jump you when you're not looking rather than running straight at you and punching you in the face.
However that's not to say this album isn't a first class metal fest, crammed packed with heavy, heavy riffs and a melodic themes. If you've never heard DevilDriver before be warned it's not your 'Dragon Force' or 'Metalica' level metal, yes the music is built up of fast, complicated and well structured melodies but the aggression level is very obvious - more along the 'Machine Head' vain of music.
Note however these are no Machine Head, if you like your metal very hard and aggressive, without loosing quality or content then DevilDriver is well worth a listen and the new album is as good a place as any to start.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 14/07/2007 01:03:55
Another great release by Devildriver! One of the best albums you'll hear in 2007! They continue with their same style yet it still sounds fresh. Metal \m/
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Modern Metal At Its Best
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/07/2007 09:43:26
This is the 3rd album from ex Coal Chamber man, Dez and like its predecessors it's hard, heavy, uncompromising modern Metal at its absolute best and continues just where the last one left off.
With DevilDriver Dez has pulled out all the stops, no pandering to trends or trying to please too many people, the only thing he seems hell bent on and the rest of the guys for that matter is creating world class Metal that they want to make and enjoy and if other people like it fine, if not they can go away and follow the trendy bands. The attitude (and that's what it is) has paid off well, they are making music that they love and its selling as an added bonus and when songs like "Not All Who Wander Are Lost", "Monsters Of The Deep", "The Axe Will Fall", "These Fighting Words" and "Bound By The Moon" all of which are riff laden, hard hitting and relentless, this is Metal at its best.
This is another fine album from DevilDriver and the only problem I have is that there is a lot of bad language on this CD which means its limited as to what I can be played on the radio but never mind, buy and enjoy.
TOTAL PLAYIING TIME = 45 mins + 11 TRACKS
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 11/07/2007 12:03:34
The guys are still awesome.
Still technical, still hard, still metal!
Don't waste time... Go and buy!
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Met the Wretched, Met your maker, Hear Your Last Kind Words
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 04/07/2007 18:35:48
If theres one thing i noticed about the last album over the one before that is that DD are good at evolving there material and when i herd this album before the gig at the underworld my expectations were exceeded with my fingers shaking/tapping rapidly to the first opening 3 songs "Not All Who Wander Are Lost" "Clouds Over California" and "Bound By The Moon" it was very difficault to sit there and just listen when you wanna break out into a mosh pit with those around you ;-) so heres my final view on thenew album if you want songs that are adrenaline pumped to the point of going into violent mosh pit then this is for you (and me) however the last few songs o nthis album are interesting cause they start off heavy and then fade off into a mellow out perfect example of this is the song "The Axe Shall Fall" (very good) so it can also apeal to people not so fermiliar with DD
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: HadesLair on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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