DevilDriver
The Fury of Our Maker's Hand


4.0
excellent

Review

by I'm Charming USER (1 Reviews)
October 1st, 2005 | 91 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


Devildriver
The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand
A devil driver is the name witches give to the bells they use to drive evil away when they are casting their spells. For lead singer Dez Fafara music has always been his way to drive away his demons. He was formerly in Coal Chamber. With new guitarists, bassist and drummer, he is back again to bring a demonic heavy sound.


Devildriver’s sound has matured a lot since their self titled debut. There is way more melody while even making it more heavy. “Pale Horse Apocalypse" has a tight solo. Each song is well written musically, and the “death vocals" are on pitch. Songs like “Hold back the day" combine speed riffs, heavy cords, harmonized speed riffs, and excellent vocals. The good parts of this album are that, great guitar, great vocals, decent drumming. Each song sounds like its own. They evolved their sound very well while keeping what they started with on their debut album. They show great maturity on this, and I can’t wait for the next album by them.

What I didn’t like.
There is not much I don’t like. There are a couple of songs that I’m not a fan of. “End of The Line" mostly. I listen to this and I really can’t find anything I don’t like.

The Band-

Dez Fafara – vocals
He was the singer of Coal Chamber originally, long time ago. He founded Devildriver and brought back his vision of music. His vocals on the album are excellent. They are always on pitch and fit the moment in the song. His mastery of music is shown through out the album.

Jeff Kendrick- guitar
Mike Spreitzer – guitar
Jon Miller - bass
Both guitarists deliver heavy, dark, riffs as well as speedy demonic melodies. All the guitar work on the album is very crisp. There are some solos, such as in “Pale Horse Apocalypse". They are small yet tasty. At points such as in “Hold Back the Day", the guitars play dual melodies at lightning pace. I think the guitar work on this album is great, however I would have liked a few more solos. Maybe the ones they put in, but longer. Never the less, everything flows together seamlessly. It’s hard to hear the bass in a lot of parts, however the parts where I can, it sounds well done. It’s mostly under the two guitars. When you can hear it, it’s fast, just as the guitar work.

John Boecklin – Drums
I really took the drumming for granted on this album until I wrote this review. Now I realize that it’s actually pretty good. It blends with the guitar work and flows through each song. Everything just seems to fit right in place. As with all the guitar, drumming, bass on this album.

I recommend trying,

“Hold Back the Day"
“Sin and Sacrifice"
“Before The Hangman’s Noose"
All songs are great, well written, check this album by all means.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
I'm Charming
October 1st 2005


332 Comments


Comments please? How was my review? What does everyone think of the band?

Can one of the MODS move this to the right catagory please. It is NOT nu metal. This Message Edited On 10.01.05

ocelot-05
October 1st 2005


807 Comments


Man Made God - I have to say I prefer Coal Chamber to Devil Driver, despite Coal Chamber's nu metal sound. I definitely agree that Devil Driver is not nu metal though. It's metal. I see that you wrote the highlight review style, and I know this harder to write than the track-to-track style. Good job.

ocelot-05
October 1st 2005


807 Comments


Oh and thanks for the advice.This Message Edited On 10.01.05

I'm Charming
October 2nd 2005


332 Comments


Thanks for the commpiment on my review. I don't like track by track because you miss the overall feel of the album. I like devildriver and coal chamber alot each. I prefer devildriver though, because the music is much more complex.

Dead_Trench
October 2nd 2005


159 Comments


Good review. I listened to some stuff on their previous album. It sounded sort of like death meets nu metal. Is this full blown death metal?

Apathy
October 2nd 2005


645 Comments


Not even close to full blown death metal. This album bores me to tears. Dez layers his voice sooooo much. "End of the Line" is the best song on there for sure. Also, there are WAY to many single note riffs.

I'm Charming
October 2nd 2005


332 Comments


Yes, there are a lot of single note riffs, I know that from playing some of the songs on guitar.

It's kinda death metal-metalcore-nu-metal

Apathy
October 5th 2005


645 Comments


There is no death metal in this, at all. Listen to Nile and Cryptopsy for death metal. There is not a blastbeat to be heard.

Shattered_Future
October 5th 2005


1540 Comments


I liked Hold Back The Day...only song I've heard from this album. It's got a good feel to it, I think.

Dez has one of the coolest voices I've ever heard...he's using its potential even more in DevilDriver than he did in Coal Chamber.

Your review could be better though...more information in general would be nice.

I'm Charming
October 7th 2005


332 Comments


Shattered, give me a specific thing and I'll fix it up.

Dez does have a great death voice. It's very unique.

Toaster
October 10th 2005


343 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I love End of the Line.. the prechorus to chorus transition gives me goosebumps.

Good review. I think this album is sort of inconsistent as a whole, though.

I'm Charming
October 12th 2005


332 Comments


Driving down the darkness is the only weak song for me. I like it, because, its heavy. Death metal like, but more metalcore. With a bit of nu metal. It's a blend of everything.

asheroth
October 20th 2005


130 Comments


This review didn't really illustrate the sound of the band. If you are going to dispense with the track-by-track, then a bit more description and general overview is needed. I've never heard these guys, and after reading the review I still don't know what they sound like, apart from being vaguely metal.

Cravinov13
October 22nd 2005


3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This is one of my favorite death metal albums. I do think the song recommendations are a tad off (still good songs), in my opinion, "End Of The Line" "Driving Down The Darkness" "Grinf**ked" and "The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand" are the better tracks on the album.

Good review overall. Good to find a Dez Fafara fan.

Toaster
October 22nd 2005


343 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

It's a decent album, but I think his voice sounds really forced and processed. This Message Edited On 10.22.05

Cravinov13
October 30th 2005


3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

^^ You'd be surprised

Apathy
November 1st 2005


645 Comments


Don't make me say this again, please:

THEY

ARE

NOT

DEATH METAL


Cravinov13
November 1st 2005


3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

^^ They're not metalcore or rock either. If anything, they are Death Metal, melodic
Death metal with some Metalcore influences.This Message Edited On 11.14.05

ocelot-05
November 1st 2005


807 Comments


a message from beyondtheblueprint, who has secretly contacted me from the realm of the dead:

Who's making up genre's now dickface.


Apathy
November 1st 2005


645 Comments


They are just METAL. Average METAL, but METAL nonetheless.



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