Wednesday, August 28, 2013

CD Review: Devildriver: Winter Kills(Released August 23rd, 2013)Napalm Records

Long before Devildriver ever happened there was the band Coal Chamber with Dez singing the lead vocals and they even did a cover of Peter Gabriels "Shock The Monkey" with no other than Ozzy Osbourne.
While he may never sing those songs again this was who he was then and this also shows his versatility as a singer  for looking like a lost memebr of The Cure. The past is what it is and that also spawned the awesomeness of this band.
When they released The Fury of our Makers Hand I ran out and got it from my local CD store at the time and it included a DVD with videos and the videos were censored swear words were omitted from them and I was pissed and wrote the label and never heard back.
This is their first album with Napalm Records they were previously with Roadrunner Records.
I have been told by a few people in the past that Devildriver is not Death Metal then I guess they are Heavy Metal whatever genre they might be a part of they are awesome, never sounding the same and branching out and trying different sounds like the strong songs 
on the album are "Ruthless, Winter Kills Tripping Over Tombstones & Sail(AWOLnation Cover).
Their cover is better but I am just being biased I guess-lol
This is a great album and there are some fierce songs and they really pack a punch, like getting hit hard in the stomach. The guitars and the booming bass and the hardcore drumming I cannot wait to see them on tour with Trivium to support this album.

09/12 – Boise, Idaho – Knitting Factory Concert House
09/13 – Spokane, Wash. – Knitting Factory
09/14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
09/16 – Calgary, Alberta – Macewan Ballroom
09/17 – Edmonton, Alberta – Union Hall
09/18 – Saskatoon, Seskachewan – Odeon Events Centre
09/19 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Garrick Centre
09/20 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – City Auditorium

09/21 – Minneapolis, Minn. – First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
09/23 – Columbus, Ohio – Newport Music Hall
09/24 – Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/25 – Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
09/27 – New York, N.Y. – Best Buy Theater
09/28 – Boston, Mass. – House Of Blues
09/29 – New Haven, Conn. – Toad’s Place
09/30 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Theatre Of Living Arts
10/02 – Charlotte, N.C. – Fillmore
10/03 – Cleveland, Ohio – House Of Blues
10/04 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Stage AE
10/05 – Detroit, Mich. – Harpos
10/07 – Charlotte, N.C. – The Fillmore
10/08 – Atlanta, Ga. – Masquerade
10/10 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Diamond Ballroom
10/11 – Wichita, Kansas – The Cotillion
10/12 – Denver, Colo. – Summit Music Hall
10/13 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Sunshine Theater
10/15 – San Francisco, Calif. – Regency
10/16 – Los Angeles, Calif. – House Of Blues
10/17 – San Diego, Calif. – Som

A band that has been around this long and decides to cover a popular song that I played this song along with the original and synced them to run at the same time there is not difference except for the instuments used.
Thank you for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

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