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A LULLABY FOR THE DEVIL

DeadSoul Tribe

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.74 | 120 ratings

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Sophocles
5 stars I think that every fan of deAdsoul tribe waited this album like the previous ones for the same reason: to see if finally Devon can exceed "A Murder of Crows". And in my opinion this is the last time that this question will torture us. To me it was easier for this review to firstly write the epilogue than the main part.

That's beause finally the critical step has been made. Devon and Adel transformed their music in a way that made it unique. No more resemblances with Tool or I don't know what. This is pure and genuine. And it is genius. They totally redefined their style with a new more mystical and hazy production and a strange blend of their instruments and voices, of their sounds. They kept all the good things of their music, all the reasons that we like these guys and added great new ideas that glued perfrectly.

And apart from experimenting Devon still has the magic touch. In this album he creates masterpieces, the one different from the other. The use of the flute is wisely extended cause this music needs it. And you can feel that this album just like the previous gets really personnal. It has many emotional passages and one of the most needed things in prog: the music is evolving and less repetitive. You can find here catchy songs and riffs, psychedelic moments, melodic and thrashy parts and the usual solid and breathtaking drumming of Adel. No comments are needed for Devon's voice just listen to the special edition with the video of the unplugged performance of Devon - highly recommended. To be honest since I saw them live last year I had that feeling that they are about to spread their wings and make something geat and different. By the way seeing them live is an experience that I strongly suggest to any prog fan since they are far better on stage. And Devon's voice will stick to your brain for a long time.

So is it better than AMOC? The answer is that it's so different that every comparison will be unfair. They have a new identity now and I confess that I like it. This year has a lot of interesting albums from major bands of Prog metal but none of them actually get far from their roots and their sound. None except deadsoul tribe. And if progressive is a synonym for experiment then this album is the strongest candidate for album of the year.

Sophocles | 5/5 |

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