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Devilment

METAL GODS

Featuring The World’s Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalist of all-time

Since Feburary 24th, 1994

DANI FILTH

 

II-THE MEPHISTO WALTZES

RATING

100 OUT OF 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS

FULL SCORE

PERFECT HEAVY METAL

NOVEMBER 18, 2016

NOVEMBER 2016 ALBUM OF THE MONTH

TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2016

KICK*ASS*METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUM

NUCLEAR BLAST/ RADIATAION RECORDS

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THE IMMORTALS ON THIS TIMELESS MASTERPIECE

DANI FILTH * WORLD-CLASS VOCALIST

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LAUREN FRANCIS * WORLD-CLASS VOCALIST / WORLD-CLASS KEYBOARD PLAYER

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COLIN PARKS * GUITAR GOD

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NICK JOHNSON * BASS GOD

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MATT ALSTON * DRUM GOD

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THE SONGS YOU LOVE AND KNOW BY HEART AND FOREVER BURNED ON TO YOUR DNA

JudasStein

Hitchcock Blonde

Under the Thunder

Shine on Sophie Moone

Life Is What You Keep from the Reaper

Dea Della Morte

Entangled in Our Pride

Hell At My Back

 

November 18th, 2016 was a day that will live forever in heavy metal history, it is the day that Devilment unleashed on Planet Metal “II- The Mephisto Waltzes”

And was easily the most anticipated album for the month of November along with the GODLY Darkness “The Gasoline Solution” which is a GOLD STANDARD HEAVY METAL ALBUM a top 100 Heavy Metal album of all-time, but that is a stellar achievement in its own right, but when one of the GREATEST HEAVY METAL ARTIST OF ALL-TIME unleashes an album of Planet Metal the true metal fans, will take notice, and run to the record store right away!!!

Cradle of Filth has always held the # 1 ranking slot here @ KICK*ASS*METAL when we made the correct call the CRADLE OF FILTH is the GREATEST HEAVY METAL ARTIST OF ALL-TIME, not really a better band before or after them. There has been TOP 100 albums here and there since February 24th, 1994.

But it was Cradle of Filth that really became the actual GOLD STANDARD in Heavy Metal in February 24th, 1994. But this is a Devilment album, Heavy Metal’s November 2016 album of the month and Historians will also take note that the GODLY Darkness “The Gasoline Solution” was also unleashed on Planet Metal this day.

 

Sure this album should of  been reviewed on November 18th, 2016, but I had a Leaves’ Eyes concert and that review was just published a couple of articles back, the new Leaves’ Eyes Vocalist Elina Siirala RULES by the way!!!

 

I have given this tons of listens of this TIMELESS MASTERPIECE already, and I would say if you’re a fan of Cradle of Filth, Crest of Darkness, Viper Solfa, Theatre des Vampires, Blazing War Machine, Cadaveria, Ram-Zet and White Empress. Take notice.

I was very impressed by the Female and Keyboard work by World-Class musician Lauren Francis.

 

It is late in November and the top 100 albums of the year of 2016 are due in 25 days. And since this artist has a number # 1 ranking @ KICK*ASS*METAL, this record review was considered the most important article to write about heavy metal since Dani Filth is our favorite ranked/ rated # 1 heavy metal artist since 1994. That is 20 years on the World’s Greatest Heavy Metal Band and 20 years of the World’s Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalist.

 

Different artist will rank/rated differently in their respective genre/sub-genre.

 

Instead of Doing another review next week, I will just listen to this album non-stop along with Darkness “The Gasoline Solution” and Nervsoa “Agony” add to this album review.

 

Play this loud und proud @ Manowar and Motorhead Concert levels….THE GOLD STANDARD !!!

 

THIS ALBUM RULES, it is more than essential….!!!!!

 

I do enjoy the KILLER GUITAR TONE, as I am a fan of Devilment as well as Viper Solfa/ Ram-Zet/ Cadaveria….!!!

 

KICK*ASS METAL period.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Originally formed by Daniel Finch back in late 2011 amidst a bout of religious delirium, DEVILMENT back then experienced a myriad of problems trying to hold down a stable vocalist (the rope, I believe, was never quite strong enough).

Enter Daniel’s friend Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), who, although not entirely stable mentally, agreed to help out on a couple of tracks, having some time off from his other projects. Dani Filth comments, “When I heard what Dan Finch was doing, I just had to get my claws into it. It had a unique sound to it that was both creepy and heavy, but indelibly groovy. I instantly saw where we could take this beast…”

This then turned swiftly into a studio demo, completed after Dani finished work on CRADLE’s album ‘The Manticore and Other Horrors’, in late Summer 2012.The demo, known as ‘Grotescapology’, featured eight tracks, which, although psychotically competent, were used solely as a backbone for a new line-up when their drummer departed to tour with IRON MAIDEN’s Steve Harris, with the remaining two members blowing away in a storm one night.
Fortunately at this point, destiny, sat on a posturing horse, was proud to usher Nick Johnson (Bass), Colin Parks (Guitar), Lauren Francis (Vocals & Keyboards) and Aaron Boast (Percussion) into the fray – four extremely competent musicians who suddenly grew out of the local musick scene, much like fruitful mushrooms on a slightly rotten log (here comes the ‘fun guys’ analogy!).And soon the band were at full steam once more and starting to write as a combined unit.

The debut, entitled ‘The Great And Secret Show’, is a monolith of pure unadulterated metal madness and is unlike anything that you would expect to come from the craw of Dani Filth. Classic heavy and groove-laden riffs combined with a soundtrack ripped from a Hitchcock flick, are infused with insane melodies and a roaming evil-eye for the avant garde. Plus the artwork, undertaken by Drake Mefestta, is an incredible walk-through of megalithic proportions and destined to drop jaws to the floor.

Lyrically the album is centred around the poetically macabre; part Roald Dahl, part HP Lovecraft, part Tim Burton, all Dani Filth, with songs about exonerating the Hindu Goddess of Death and Rebirth; Celebrating the band’s Witch County origins; Murderously unstable relationships; Exotic cinematic women; Mind-altering Victorian drugs and the phantasmagorical beauty that exists behind the thinly veiled curtain of existence.

Thus 2014 was an exciting year for DEVILMENT with a cracking debut album recorded for Nuclear Blast records; a European tour with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and with serious interest afoot, the band are poised – a fully armed and operational battle-station ready to deliver the goods amid their musical postcards from the Darkside.

Two years on from the jarring impact of their debut, DEVILMENT are once again primed to unleash fresh terror upon an unsuspecting world. With a refreshed line-up and a renewed sense of momentum, Dani’s crew have meticulously pieced together a second blood-spattered batch of deranged anthems that brings vastly more colour, intensity and lyrical versatility to this band’s spectral palate. Entitled ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’, the second DEVILMENT record makes no splintered bones about its nefarious intent, offering a bewildering torrent of disparate and demented ideas and delivering them with refined, ultra-gothic panache and several jolting doses of Dani’s trademark verbal subterfuge.

 

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