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Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes Limited Edition CD
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- Release Date 18 November 2016
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- CD Album
- Nuclear Blast
Formed in 2011 in the mystical county of Suffolk, England, Devilment burst into the vexed consciousness of the heavy metal hive mind with their debut demo Grotescapology in 2012. Led by the unmistakably grim vocal gymnastics of Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth, the band swiftly grabbed the attention of legendary music biz mover and shaker Monte Conner and were duly snapped up by his Nuclear Blast Entertainment imprint. In October 2014, these Albion-dwelling infidels unveiled their debut album, ‘The Great And Secret Show’: a whirlwind of pitch-black thrash metal riffing, multifarious gothic embellishments and a mean, mischievous streak a mile wide, it provided a telling and irresistible introduction to Devilment’s uniquely perverse, surreal and vicious musical world, wherein werewolves, voodoo temptresses and mutant fungal strains ran riot. Immediately embraced by the malevolent faithful, it was a sturdy and convincing statement of intent that paved the way for the sustained dissemination of its creators’ wildly imaginative and unsettling vision.
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 lineup 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 2: 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. Assisted by long-time collaborators Colin Parks (guitar), Nick Johnson (bass) and Lauren Francis (vocals/keyboards), Dani has arrived at the telling moment where Devilment become a genuine force to be reckoned with.
Devilment 2: The Mephisto Waltzes is a cracked and crazed rollercoaster ride through a twisted universe populated by grotesque monsters, deviant freaks and irresistible, ghoulish heroines. As lyrically vivid as it is musically mesmerizing, it veers from the ornate speed metal attack of ‘Life Is What You Keep From The Reaper’ and the grandiose stomp of virulent love song ‘Hitchcock Blonde’ to the schizophrenic punk-metal circus of the epic ‘Shine On Sophie Moone’ and the razor-sharp melodic thrust of ‘Entangled In Our Pride’, eerily quick on it’s scabby heels and barely pausing for breath along the way. Fans of Dani’s work in Cradle Of Filth will find plenty to relish here, of course, but Devilment are a wholly distinctive unholy force, with a intuitive understanding of the value of shattering every mirror and stepping through into an alternate dimension where rulebooks smoulder and Hell’s gates are thrown open for an unhinged but celebratory knees-up.
2. Hitchcock Blonde
3. Under The Thunder
4. Full Dark, No Stars
5. Shine On Sophie Moone
6. Life Is What You Keep From The Reaper
7. Dea Della Morte
8. Entangled In Our Pride
9. Hell At My Back
10. The Seductive Poison
11. Father Dali
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