DEVILDRIVER - The Last Kind Words

The Last Kind Words FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 19.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Abacus Recordings
 
9.3
METALFAN RATING:
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8.6
USERS RATING: 3 votes

Top 2007: #131
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LINE UP:
Dez Fafara - voce, Mike Spreitzer - chitara, Jeff Kendrick - chitara, Jon Miller - bas, John Boecklin - tobe.
TRACKLIST:

01. Not All Who Wander Are Lost02. Clouds Over California03. Bound By The Moon04. Horn Of Betrayal05. These Fighting Words06. Head On To Heartache (Let Them Rot)07. Monsters Of The Deep08. Tirades Of Truth09. Burning Sermon10. When Summoned11. The Axe Shall Fall

The third Devildriver album seems to be their most complete product thus far. Typically American metalcore combined with melodic elements in the vein of Gothenburs on the one hand and extreme parts on the other hand are doubtlessly not a new combination, but for Dez Fafara and his crew, it is one of the best I have heard lately. Just listen to Monsters Of The Deep or Horn Of Betrayal and I hope you’ll be convinced. The Last Kind words offers solid and varied songwriting, with many unexpected riffs, some are intricate but catchy at the same time, and all are very well played. Dez’s voice has gotten more flexible since he was in Coal Chamber, easily going from low growls to the high-pitched screaming that is so used lately in this genre, but keeping the needed intensity for each song (for an example of voice control see The Axe Shall Fall). No doubt, Devildriver has made great progress, not only in execution but also in songwriting, managing to combine a wealth of elements in a style that, while not exclusively theirs, fits them like a glove. If we leave out 2-3 filler tracks, the album is remarkably solid.
(+): riffs, songwriting, production, vocals
(-): a few totally uninteresting tracks, some repetition


Cynyc more Nota: 8.5


Posted at 16:53 |  10 Iulie 2007  | 1 Comments  | 6929 Views

Comment on: The Last Kind Words

  • bine spus stefan...un album scandalos de bun...tare tare rau:)

    1. Posted by tourette | 13 Iulie 2007 13:08
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