Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


5.0
classic

Review

by MyLoveOfMusic96 USER (10 Reviews)
May 28th, 2016 | 42 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "So we fixed you with cement galoshes, so no one can save you now, unless you have friends among fish. There'll still be no air to breathe."

I once hated it. So much. It wasn't Deja and It wasn't YFW. It wasn't the Brand New I loved. I felt robbed, betrayed by a band that I love, but I kept giving it chance after chance. Then one day. It clicked, I just needed to give it time, and now it's one of my favorites. The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, asks questions of morality and the spiritual battle of your own soul. Jesse sounds so tourremented as he screams and sings his heart out. The band comes together with expertly crafted instrumentals, very different from the ones on Deja, but more angry and dark than ever before. As Jesse screams "You Won't Know" the guitar explodes with the drums and the bass follows. It's an excellent example of the new change in direction. Even Jesse's lyrics have gotten darker "Your never gonna feel as full as ya felt so let's go outside and play william tell." Jesse questions everything he does, nothing he does is ever good enough, he's lost his faith in god and he's lost faith in himself. Jesse never let's up on the listener bumbarding them with darkness after darkness, his inner most personal thoughts and wants, nowhere else is Jesse's lyrical prouise more prominantly displayed than on the massive "Limosine" which has him detailing the story of a seven year old girl who was killed in a drunk driving accident. Saying such things as "I can dish it out but I can't take it" Most likely refering to the drunk drivers willingness to both drink and drive but not accept the consequences for what follows. Jesse continues his path towards darkness in the song "Luca" one of the most unforgivably eirie songs on the album as it lulls you into a false sense of security and then explodes in your face.
Their are some more bisare moments. Such as "Untitled" and "Welcome to Bangkok" both great tracks in their own right but very odd nontheless. All in all I'd say The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me is a masterful piece of art, and I for one am glad that I grew to love this album as much as I do.



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Tunaboy45
May 28th 2016


17645 Comments


did someone say "easy target"?

LotusFlower
May 28th 2016


12000 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

did you spell check this

parksungjoon
May 28th 2016


36196 Comments


my love of music 96

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Asdfp277
May 28th 2016


23529 Comments


this one is even worse bro, take ur time to write reviews

Sinternet
May 28th 2016


24388 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ooh boy another tdag review

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Snake.
May 28th 2016


23492 Comments


oh my god just go the fuck away already

parksungjoon
May 28th 2016


36196 Comments


this has more reviews than ok computer

onionbubs
May 28th 2016


13737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

what is the most reviewed album here?

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talesfromthevagina
May 28th 2016


235 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

grew so much on you that the lyrics on the summary are wrong x)

Asdfp277
May 29th 2016


23529 Comments


i hated this album then the cool kids liked it so i like it now too

parksungjoon
May 29th 2016


36196 Comments


"what is the most reviewed album here?"

good question, wish i knew the answer

Muppelope
May 29th 2016


1951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

tourremented

Muppelope
May 29th 2016


1951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

bumbarding

Muppelope
May 29th 2016


1951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

eirie

Muppelope
May 29th 2016


1951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

kek of the toppest degree.

parksungjoon
May 29th 2016


36196 Comments



Reviews 9
Approval 9%

parksungjoon
May 29th 2016


36196 Comments


"dude invented his own language for a sputnik review

gotta give him credit"

doesn't beat acad's blood mountain spanish translation

Muppelope
May 29th 2016


1951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Although Daisy is both lyrically and musically different from The Devil and God are raging inside me, It's still very obvious this Is Brand New, well that is until you hear the opening track Vices.

Muppelope
May 29th 2016


1951 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah that acad review is aces dude.

parksungjoon
May 29th 2016


36196 Comments


came out years before that

here you go: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/34784/Mastodon-Blood-Mountain/



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