The Devil Wears Prada
Dead Throne


4.0
excellent

Review

by P.J. Quinones USER (35 Reviews)
November 9th, 2012 | 11 replies | 1,442 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The best we could expect.

4 of 5 thought this review was well written

It's been a while, Sputnik. I've been busy as hell (at least too busy to write reviews) and thought i'd come back with a quicky right in the morning here before I embark on the day's activities. Why I think you care, I have no idea, but you just read it so it doesn't matter anyways. I've obviously been listening to Dead Throne a lot recently.

TD-wop is another band with a beginning that attracted many fans but by the time they got to the middle of their careers, relative to their longevity as a band so far, they released something that those fans didn't quite approve of as much and that critics pounced on like a *Jew joke here*. I, on the other hand, believe that although With Roots Above And Branches Below was fodder in the eyes of a critic, it was a staple to true fanhood. The release of Zombie signified a turn for the band but not quite anything more technical or creative.

This brings me to Dead Throne. The record kicks off instantly showcasing a more full sound without constant interruptions by Jeremy DePoyster. Dead Throne erased any doubts of Mike Hranica as the lead vocalist, as he uses his range to fit the mood of each song. He brings yells and digitally distorted talking into the mix to fill songs like Chicago and Kansas without changing the feel too much by using DePoyster's clean vocals. The album flows violently through kicking tracks like R.I.T., Forever Decay, Constance, and Pretenders, and subtly through the more melancholy Mammoth, Kansas, My Questions, Holdfast, and Chicago. The rhythm dominates the flow of the album as the lead guitar provides the unique quality of each song. Every track on the album has been crafted to be just as fun as the first time you've listened to it, and has picked up every broken piece left by it's preceding releases.

In Dead Throne we got what we expected, but in the best way possible. Prada has always had the potential to do this, but they're one of the few bands with this sound that have capitalized. They continuously secure their brand as one of the great metalcore groups of today by having such memorable releases in the eyes of long time fans as well as the keen-eyed critics.



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  • averyheath (4)
    All in all, this album is the best TDWP album to date. They have worked and progressed and...

    mas westman (4.5)
    "Glory to the patient and to those who have hope. We will not be forgotten."...

    YetAnotherBrick (2.5)
    Improvement doesn't mean that much when you weren't that good to begin with. Oh, and this ...

    Caleb McAlpine (2.5)
    Moving just a bit higher on the metalcore food-chain....

  • taxidermist (3.5)
    A huge step up from one of the most inconsistent bands in the metalcore scene....

    Joseph F. Smith (4)
    If they can pull this off, why can't the rest of their bro-down brethren?...


Comments:Add a Comment 
TheMoreira
November 9th 2012



6730 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good input, cool you stopped by.

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness

YetAnotherBrick
November 9th 2012



4384 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this album

good review though

Eulogize
November 9th 2012



2968 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

It's been quite a while since I've listened to this but from what I can remember this album was total queef.

TooLateToGoBack
November 9th 2012



1749 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Much better than the previous garbage, but I enjoyed Zombie more.

ZilbelPing
November 9th 2012



6026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haven't jammed this in forever but it's still sweet. Nice review, man. Have a pos

DotEight
November 9th 2012



5476 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Really hate this band, but good review. Still can't believe they'd ever make a highly-praised album.

ChuckyTruant
November 9th 2012



15700 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its a solid album man

Digging: Within the Ruins - Phenomena

Eulogize
November 9th 2012



2968 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

maybe if you like wieners

ConcubinaryCode
November 9th 2012



2019 Comments


chicago is legit

TheMoreira
November 9th 2012



6730 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's pretty solid, pretty good really. But not as dynamic as WRAABB. Nor zombie, which was the perfect path for these guys to follow on imo.

pjquinones747
November 9th 2012



760 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks guys



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