The Devil's Blood
The Time Of No Time Evermore


4.0
excellent

Review

by Voivod STAFF
January 13th, 2012 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Christ or cocaine, The Devil’s Blood is a stronger fix than both.

The Devil’s Blood is one of those rock bands, whose career got a good head start from day one. Come, Reap EP, their debut effort, got them to be the hot talk topic within the retro rock underground. What made the band so special with respect to its occult 70’s rock contemporaries was not only its partial migration from hard rock towards the midlands of classic metal, but also the divine yet powerful vocals of their priestess of Eosforos, the self-named “The Mouth of Satan”. Enforced and further bonded as a band ensemble through numerous live shows in festivals such as the highly acclaimed Roadburn Festival, The Devil’s Blood lost little time in taking advantage of their great momentum. Only one year after Come, Reap, the band releases its first full-length effort, The Time of No Time Evermore, and walks through the same old occult 70’s rock alleys, but with a good sense of originality and freshness.

In a nutshell, the The Time of Evermore continues what the EP started, yet it adds up on its own as well. The new album is not as intense as Come Reap, mainly due to the sound production. The latter is more focused on highlighting every possible aspect in the immaculate vocal performance of The Mouth of Satan, although the traditional rock instruments are flawlessly recorded and mixed. Leaving aside the sound production, the awesome and linearly driven mid-tempo ‘70s occult rock groove of their debut EP remains intact. Songs like “Christ or Cocaine”, “Evermore” or the epic album closer “The Anti-Kosmik Magick”, put their money exactly where their mouth is and the listener’s hand in either locking the CD player on repeat mode or putting the needle back in the same vicinities of concentric grooves within the vinyl plate. However, The Devil’s Blood are hunting for more here, as they prolifically develop a superb gloomy/epic side as well. The excellent musical/vocal diversity of songs like “House of 10,000 Voices” stands as clear evidence of progression for the band, while it is obvious that significant inspiration was drawn from the epic feeling of spaghetti western soundtracks and soundtrack composers, such as Ennio Morricone (“The Anti-Kosmik Magick”).

With their first full-length album, Dutch occult rockers The Devil’s Blood prove that they have come here to stay. Although the core of their music is stepping on the shoulders of the giant-size forefathers of ‘70s occult rock, The Devil’s Blood manage to add a good deal of originality and twist in their songs. The incorporation of new elements, the reduction of weak songs down to minimum and the stunning performance of The Mouth of Satan – probably the best female singer within the ‘70s occult rock revival – are attributes of a classic rock record that will be remembered in years to come.



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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 13th 2012


6280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album stream: http://thedevilsblood.bandcamp.com/album/the-time-of-no-time-evermore




First seven songs and the album closer are the shit.


Constructive criticism is more than welcome.

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scissorlocked
January 13th 2012


3511 Comments


ΠOΣ!!!!

good work as ever bro

not really in such a hard rocking mood nowadays, but when time comes it seems that this will be a good listen

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KILL
January 13th 2012


72086 Comments


nice view

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 13th 2012


6280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanx guys.

Listen to the songs KILL and tell me what you think.

House of 10,000 Voices
Christ or Cocaine
The Anti-Kosmick Magick


lostforwords
January 13th 2012


446 Comments


Is it that good indeed?
(mas zalisane ton erwta sto Hammer alla eixane dikio me tous Ghost, to Devil's blood einai konta?)

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 13th 2012


6280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listen to the YouTube links for the three tracks in the post posted previously to yours.

These guys are really good.

Especially their female vocalist can raise the dead from their tombs with her vocals.




Οι The Devil's Blood είναι κλάσεις ανώτεροι από τους Ghost. Κλάσεις.

Ψάξε και δάγκωσε το Come, Reap και το The Time of No Time Evermore.

Το τελευταίο τους - The Thousandfold Epicentre - είναι καλό, αλλά κατώτερο συγκριτικά με τα προαναφερθέντα (γνώμη μου).

TheNotrap
January 13th 2012


8121 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I will check those links.
Nice review.

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2012


7432 Comments


It's not really my cup of tea. Great review as always though.

Edit: I don't know what's so 'original' about this. This word gets thrown in way too often.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2012


6280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't know what's so 'original' about this

Those two songs i mentioned in my review "House of 10,000 voices" and the "The anti-kosmick magick".

The one is prog rock of the highest caliber, while the latter infuses some Ennio Morricone tunes into the occult '70s rock.

The rest of the songs are, as i write, are a superb tribute to the forefathers of '70s occult rock, nothing more, nothing less.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2012


7432 Comments


Ok. I'll check these tracks out. I've just listened to the first 3 tracks and thought to myself: I've heard it a hundred times before. I can see why some people like it so much though.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2012


7432 Comments


I dig "House of 10,000 voices" Awesome track!

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2012


6280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Told ya

The first seven tracks and the album closing track are diamonds.


Listen to "Christ or Cocaine" as well, it's awesome as well.

TheNotrap
January 14th 2012


8121 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

^ Whitesnake's oriented song.

I already listened half of the album. The first impression was good.

TheNotrap
June 5th 2012


8121 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Album's very interesting.



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