The Devil Wears Prada
Dead Throne


4.0
excellent

Review

by averyheath USER (1 Reviews)
August 14th, 2012 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: All in all, this album is the best TDWP album to date. They have worked and progressed and showed what they're made of. Of course there are going to be some things people dislike on the album such as I did, but this album is killer. Download it, buy it, w

Despite every bands background, The Devil Wears Prada have seemed to drop their typical Rise-core past and spring into a new beginning. Their songs went from a "Joey Sturgis" structure to a TDWP structure. Adam Dutkiewicz took Dead Throne and gave each song its own unique identity. After one listen, one can truly say that each song has its own identity and feel to it. I am going to give this album a 4/5 simply because TDWP progressed tremendously. From "With Roots Above and Branches Below" to this, they took one giant leap forward for the better.

The album starts out with a dark, heavy-hitter title track. James Baney and Daniel Williams created a mean sounding intro that really shows their progression with synth. "What you hold dear is a false account" is basically describing the whole albums purpose of "Anti-Idolatry." The song transitions right into another heavy-hitter, Untidaled. This song es ques far from the generic "Metalcore" mess and gives birth to a new metalcore. Chris Rubey did an excellent job with the melodic guitar parts in this song too. The next song Mammoth is one of the slower songs on the album, but it's one of the more darker songs. The song seems to transition from different beats and rhythms throughout the whole thing. The song is good, but it could have been structured a little better. Vengeance and R.I.T. simply kill it. Both songs are fast-paced and are right in your face. My Questions gives the listener a little break and allows Jeremy Depoyster and Chris Rubey to show their true talents together. Kansas is one of the stand out tracks on the album. This track truly shows how much TDWP has progressed with their musicality. It almost is a "beautiful" track. Next up is the first single, Born To Lose. I would have liked to have had a slower song in place so the Kansas transition wasn't so crazy. It almost feels as if their should've been another song in-between Kansas & Born To Lose similar to Kansas, but had vocals. Forever Decay and Chicago show frontman Mike Hranica's lyrics at their strong-point. "I do it for the lord, I do it for Chicago" and " She fell in love with the city, and since then I don't mean anything" shows how much emotion was put into this record. Right back around is Constance, another heavy-hitter. This song is packed full of good riffs and good quality singing. This track is my favorite simply because it's so catchy and it's just fun to listen to. Pretenders is the darkest song on the album and is almost scary. The dropped tuned guitars and evil synth makes me want to immediately skip this track. On a lighter note, the vocals and lyrics for this song were superb. The final track, Holdfast, simply wraps it up and kicks it home. Chris Rubey wanted a catchy song for the end and he got one. Chanting "We will not be forgotten!" at the end of the song is a great way to end this album.


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Shuyin
August 14th 2012


11832 Comments


a block of letters

Digging: Yoko Kanno - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex OST Vol 1

JackSparrow
August 14th 2012


1686 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You don't really describe the music much, just "oh this song is great...". What do you mean about Untidaled bringing in "new metalcore"? And Holdfast rules

bloc
August 14th 2012


34925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Gotta listen to this some time soon; totally forgot about this band even.

nash1311
August 14th 2012


1754 Comments


This is really a pretty poor review but being your first I won't neg. No paragraph structure, super basic track-by-track, no basis for statements, no closing comments, etc.

Shuyin
August 14th 2012


11832 Comments


flutter is gay

nash1311
August 14th 2012


1754 Comments


agreed

Shuyin
August 14th 2012


11832 Comments


we all agree

nash1311
August 14th 2012


1754 Comments


Lovin' it

bloc
August 14th 2012


34925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Agreed

Shuyin
August 14th 2012


11832 Comments


squid

averyheath
August 14th 2012


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

well every review isnt supposed to be the same set up now is it??

averyheath
August 14th 2012


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You don't really describe the music much, just "oh this song is great...". What do you mean about Untidaled bringing in "new metalcore"? And Holdfast rules


Untidaled breaks out of the normal metalcore scene. It's almost a different type of metalcore...

averyheath
August 14th 2012


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

its just so different than any other metalcore song ive heard. the structure and melodies and just everything.

JAXETA
August 14th 2012


782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

idk why but this review reminds me of a shitty icylily review... idk if good or horrible

JackSparrow
August 14th 2012


1686 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Memphis May Fire is a 2 but Nicki Minaj is a 3? Do you have 47 chromosomes?

FearThyEvil
August 14th 2012


12629 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The amount of 4.5's in this thread is sickening.

breakingthefragile
August 14th 2012


2961 Comments


This reads more like fanboyish praise than an actual review. Also, a lack of
paragraph spacing is not a "style" of reviewing.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 14th 2012


50568 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

terrible album

YankeeDudel
August 14th 2012


9313 Comments


by a terrible band

Digging: The The - Soul Mining

IndianaWarLord
August 14th 2012


310 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i avoided them b/c the whole christian thing until i heard constance off this album. so i gave it a listen and they rock pretty damn hard. they sounded good at mayhem too.



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