Saturday, January 14, 2012

CD Review: The Devil's Blood Return With Sophomore Album

Dutch metal band The Devil’s Blood have just released their second full-length album in the US titled “The Thousandfold Epicentre” on Metal Blade Records. The band is known for their dark enchanting, seductive lyrics about the occult. Their sound combines the hard rock of the 70’s with a theatric lyrical presentation.

The band begins with the heavy guitar riffs of “On The Wings of Gloria.” The combination of the music and vocals in the song, “Within the Charnel House of Love” is as seductive as metal music gets, while the 7-plus minute song “Cruel Lover” sounds like it came from the Heart songbook only instead using lyrics about the occult. The guitars come out blazing in the song “She,” before getting lost in the 9-minute centerpiece of the album, “The Thousandfold Epicentre” with it amazing musicianship and mystical lyrics. The album closes with the 15-minute epic instrumental build-up “Feverdance.”

The Devil’s Blood is currently on tour in Europe. For a complete list of dates and more information on the new album, please visit

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