“Testimony Of Truth” sets a ferocious tone starting things off, with a hypnotic guitar ring abruptly dropping into a brazen metal attack that excels on all levels. The production team of Mark Lewis and Jason Suecof bring “Trust No One” to a brand-new plateau .A palatable marriage of all extreme metals best traits’, combined with concise written lyrical content, that flow through this heavy metal soundscape in an honest way . Like precision gear works “Bad Deeds” fires on all cylinders, delivering a one-two punch directly to your noggin, tightly knit together with Austin D’Amonds percussion gunning everything together inviting a new perspective. Superbly catchy guitar hooks from Mike Speitzer and Neal Tiemann capture Dezs’ quick raw vocal approach, like a well-maintained machine of metal.
“My Night Sky” is wickedly fun. An ominous brooding number that grooves into an anthem chorus that’ll have all open air attendees headbanging or raising dust in the pits. Swirliing rhythmic angst with a melodic undertone that’ll sweep you off your feet in a mammoth manner. One of my more favorite tracks on Trust No One is “This Deception”, chock-full of explosive rage and clarity with a melodic edge that is sharp and to the point. Bleed by example and question all. Be true to yourself and stand tall. The song brings the hammer down and forges a new foundation within Devildrivers ‘direction.” Above It All” weaves a mystic alchemy into the fold ,incorporating a swaggering groove of madness , triumphant and reigning strong. Diversity and understanding (like ninjas rappelling from a skyscraper) “Daybreak” assaults your senses with the perfect balance of power/ death metal ,.sleekly shredding your speakers
with a deep passion.
The title track trips along at breakneck speed with a taste for blood. Blast beats and progressive tempos break way to massive metal core symphonies, hammering through impressive time changes and moods, tampering off into the distance. Very memorable and extremely enchanting. Blasting thrashing groove metal that would make Phil Anselmo shite his pants, with track eight, “Feeling Un-God-ly”. Blistering rich pulls full of screeching range and rhythmic thunder, ascend and bomb within this metal -labyrinth of excellence. “Retribution” is just a stone’s throw away, striking like lightning and leaving its mark. Menacing lyrical content fires like artillery, over bombastic bass lines and sonic rhythms tearing through your cranium. Wrapping things up in this sheep’s clothing is the last track “For What It’s Worth (although on the import addition there are three bonus tracks) Devildriver unleashes all with a sweet short coda of insane magnitudes bringing this album to closure.
I am immensely satisfied how strong this album is, production wise and its overall musical content and intensity ,utilizing a perfect balance of extreme heavy metal genre’s , that is really hard to pigeonhole.
Rate this one 9.5 / 10
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