The Devil Wears Prada
Plagues


2.0
poor

Review

by X3ni92 USER (4 Reviews)
May 27th, 2010 | 44 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Here’s an offering...of the same old formula.

The Devil Wears Prada started off as a band in 2005, then releasing Patterns of a Horizon, this then lead to the release of Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord in 2006. This album was what got TDWP noticed by all the scene boys and girls. I started listening to TDWP back in 2005, and kept following them, hoping to one day hear something new. Then I heard they were recording Plagues, I got pretty excited, but was let down.

Plagues is filled with breakdowns, boring breakdowns that all sound the same, never experimenting past the chugging and rare off note. Mike still screams the same, just with a more produced sound (and without that annoying breathing and “fail” at the end of his scream present in Dear Love). Jeremy’s cleans haven’t really changed at all, they're just more apparent on Plagues then they were on Dear Love. While on the topic of vocals, the screaming can get annoying at times, as he doesn't seem to change the tone of the screams very often. The singing on the other hand is just good enough and spread out enough to not damage the ears.

The guitar work is uninspiring, generic and repetitive, yet it still keeps you wanting to hear what else they have, sadly they never really progress beyond chugging and never really show the potential Jeremy and Chris have. The bass is just un-noticeable, you’ll occasionally hear it and when you do, it doesn't really help change the overall tone of the song. The drums are just the same generic drumming, filled up to the rim with fast drum beats, and over obsessive amounts of bass pedal. The synth just seems to be there for the hell of it sometimes. Trying to bring the song to life by being in the background, or trying to stand out, either way it rarely works. What doesn’t work is the attempt at trying to put some electronica parts into their songs, for instance the techno(ish) part near the end of “Don’t Dink and Drance”.

TDWP seem to have a problem with their writing skills (and thinking of mature song titles), they don’t have a single song with out mentioning Christianity or religious views in one way or another, and the lyrics are just all over the place; they start off by singing/screaming about one subject, and then just quickly go to another subject, their lyrics are just uninspiring, and quiet honestly, lame. Despite all of these flaws Plagues have, it's good for a couple listens every now and then. If you’re looking for an album that breaks the borderline of generic Metalcore, you’ll want to look elsewhere.

TDWP definitely have potential at being a good Metalcore band, but their just afraid to experiment and progress. All in all, TDWP continue to “plague” the Metalcore genre to its slow and decaying death.

Listen to:
- Nickels is Money Too


user ratings (1767)
3.1
good
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Mikesn EMERITUS (2)
Yet another boring, rehashed metalcore album which offers little of substance to the table. Yawn....

Spec (3.5)
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Hysterical (2.5)
The album is a more mature version of the last. It is much more enjoyable to listen too. If you li...

mann28 (3.5)
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Comments:Add a Comment 
sspedding
May 27th 2010


5475 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

'TDWP defiantly have potential at being a good Metalcore band'



think you meant definitely.

Zipzop5565
May 27th 2010


402 Comments


I can't wait til metalcore dies

bloozclooz
May 27th 2010


1770 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

does this even count as metalcore.

buckfutter
May 27th 2010


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This album is so goddamn boring.

Zipzop5565
May 27th 2010


402 Comments


This is as christian as Burzum

iamSeraph
May 27th 2010


920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the third bad review for a good, solid album.

this is never in life a 2. not even in indie-loving sputnik-ish ratings. maybe a 3.

buckfutter
May 27th 2010


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

^What the fuck are you talking about?

hoipolloi
May 27th 2010


152 Comments


^i agree, and i like the username buck lol

i have never liked these guys and i listen to some crappy music lol

buckfutter
May 27th 2010


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Thank you hoipolloi. Muchas gracias.

Anyone who gave this album more than a 2.5-3 needs to be taken out and shot.

bloc
May 27th 2010


67650 Comments


HTML is a good song

Digging: Ivy - Long Distance

Zipzop5565
May 27th 2010


402 Comments


a good, solid album.


Tracklist:
01. Goats On A Boat
02. Number Three, Never Forget
03. HTML Rulez D00d
04. Hey John, What's Your Name Again?
05. Don't Dink and Drance
06. You Can't Spell Crap Without "C"
07. This Song Is Called
08. Reptar, King of the Ozone
09. The Scorpion Deathlock
10. Nickels Is Money Too


Incorrect




bloozclooz
May 27th 2010


1770 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

more like brutal emo-core. rly

mmfarva
May 27th 2010


1352 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

36 people have given this a 5. What the fuck.

bloozclooz
May 27th 2010


1770 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

and replace with christfag.




*Catholic user bloozclooz scratches nose uncomfortably

NeutralThunder12
May 27th 2010


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

needs moar auto-tune

bloozclooz
May 27th 2010


1770 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

nah my nose has just been bothering me

Dryden
May 27th 2010


13549 Comments


this band is shit

fr33convict
May 27th 2010


11723 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I actually like thier newest album. But not this one.

Dryden
May 27th 2010


13549 Comments


that doesn't help

buckfutter
May 27th 2010


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Every release from this band is shit.



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