Christian Metal band ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ have released their new album, ‘’. It has been well over three years since the band’s last release ‘Dead Throne’. Fans can expect a lot of the same themes, visually and sonically, but with darker and sad lyrics.
TDWP worked with producers Matt Goldman, Undeoath, and Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.
The opening track ‘Gloom’ is by far the best this band has ever sounded. It’s no wonder why they choose this song to perform at the festival circuit to promote the new album. It opens up with a more tech and synth sound, but quickly progresses into that undeniable heavy sounds TDWP has developed over the years.
The only pitfall of this nearly perfect album is that Hranica’s voice is starting to show the strain of heavy touring and over projection from over the years. He sounds like a totally different person in many of the songs and made me wonder if it was really him doing vocals.
‘Martyrs’ the first single off the album is a solid TDWP, but the change in Hranica’s voice is distracting to say the least. It’s not bad to listen to. It just sounds like recording this album was a painful task. His voice is darker and sounds almost as if he has a cold.
It’s hard to deny that the band have chosen a more morose lyrics. For example in ‘Martyrs’, ‘I’m dead to those who try to tried to impress/ I’m dead to those who has my trust/ I’m dead to distance and to home/ I’m dead to me/ I died by the Throne.’
Another great track off the album is ‘War’. You can also hear the vocal strain in this one, but that easy to over look with the on point guitars and drums. Jeremy DePoyster, vocals and rhythm guitars, perfectly the rough grungier sounds.
This is the darkest and heaviest TDWP have sounded yet it fits them so well. ’8:18′ is a game changer for the band, but it is one that has been in the works for years. This album may have a few flaws nevertheless it is for sure the best record TDWP has released.