The Devil Wears Prada
Space


3.0
good

Review

by Insurrection USER (113 Reviews)
August 22nd, 2015 | 85 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Simple, slick, and stylish, Space sees the band treading familiar territory in a refreshing fashion.

The Devil Wears Prada is a great example of a band that found their sound early on. Since their inception they’ve been putting out consistently decent mallcore for the masses – heavy riffs, quirky keyboards and catchy choruses galore. Their latest outing, Space, is generally more of the same. Aside from its name, song titles, and an admittedly pleasant soundscape that gives the album a spacey vibe, not much separates Space from the rest of TDWP’s catalog. However, it has a leg up on a majority of their LPs because not only is the songwriting tighter this time around, but the short length (20 minutes) makes for a concise and enjoyable listening experience allowing each track its own standalone merit (sans the pointless interlude).

Space is quite varied instrumentally as well. Sure, the tracks themselves are fairly paint-by-numbers metalcore, but there are defining and memorable qualities in each one – such as the dissonant, eerie verses of ‘Supernova’, the ominous keyboard echoes on ‘Planet A’, or the passionate yelling over the melodic progressions closing out ‘Asteroids’ (one of the finest tracks they’ve put out in a while). It’s familiar territory the band is treading, but this familiarity of the genre paired with its elegant spacey backdrop makes the EP a refreshing spin on previous works. From beginning to end, Space is a worthwhile journey for any fan of conventional metalcore with energetic riffs and melodic hooks. It won’t change anyone’s opinion on the genre, or the band for that matter, but for those who like their metalcore simple, slick, and stylish, The Devil Wears Prada has put out another winner.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Insurrection
August 22nd 2015


24735 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

/blurb

BandNewbac
August 22nd 2015


2461 Comments


I bet I won't listen to this. zombie was cool

Sinternet
August 22nd 2015


20782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Forgot about this coming out. It's decent but it isn't Zombie or Dead Throne.

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adr
August 22nd 2015


12033 Comments


Planet A rips hard



Sinternet
August 22nd 2015


20782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Planet A is definitely best track on here

Son of Mr. Pain
August 22nd 2015


24919 Comments


Good review. Not a fan of this band.

erizen826
August 22nd 2015


857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Planet A rips hard [2]



Whole EP fucking rips imo

climactic
August 22nd 2015


22445 Comments


ill never understand sputs fascination with shitty metalcore

Son of Mr. Pain
August 22nd 2015


24919 Comments


[2]

rocketsfall
August 22nd 2015


631 Comments


theres a lot worse out there than these guys

climactic
August 22nd 2015


22445 Comments


im sure but that doesnt make it good

i just dont get when these guys and august burns red and BMTH get hyped so hard

Sinternet
August 22nd 2015


20782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Anyone who hypes BMTH does not deserve an opinion. They are lazy, dull and are made to appeal to the lowest common denominator of music fans; scene kids. Their new album is gonna be a solid 1.

ConcubinaryCode
August 22nd 2015


4893 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

These guys were shit on until zombie came out though eh?

climactic
August 22nd 2015


22445 Comments


did these guys not get the memo that space-themed metalcore stopped being cool 5 years ago

adr
August 22nd 2015


12033 Comments


yea u reviewed and gave a 4 to the original space memecore album

bloc
August 22nd 2015


58241 Comments


Gonna comment on this review because Ins is my boy and also because it's closest to what I'd rate this.

Was hoping for something of the Zombie EP caliber, where the shit is concise, heavy, and just plain good. However, I was pretty disappointed with this. Songs are pretty average but there are a few catchy riffs and clean vocals spread throughout. And I think the harsh vocals are the worst I've heard from these guys.

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climactic
August 22nd 2015


22445 Comments


yea

i know

4 years ago

adr
August 22nd 2015


12033 Comments


bnad is a guilty pleasure of mine~

this and Zombie are alright actually

mann28
August 22nd 2015


8 Comments


I enjoyed Space EP. It was original and an interesting idea for a concept EP.

mann28
August 22nd 2015


8 Comments


I enjoyed Space EP. It was original and an interesting idea for a concept EP.



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