Sunday, May 26, 2013

CD Review: Heavy Metal Music Finds A New Device

Heavy metal band Device recently released their self-titled debut album on Warner Brothers Records. Device is the brainchild of Disturbed frontman David Draiman and carries a heavy, industrial metal sound full of adrenaline pumping vocals along with crunching guitars and pulsating drum beats.

The 10-song album begins with the aggressive attack of "You Think You Know" as Draiman's voice brings a familiarity to the songs because of his success with Disturbed. The album's first single, "Vilify" is like Nine Inch Nails on steroids as the beats coming banging through the speakers. The electronics in the music add another dimension to the metal genre as heard in "Out of Line." The album also features a load of special guest including Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, System Of A Down's Serj Tankian, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Halestorm's Lizzy Hale. Hale and Draiman attempt the classic metal duet "Close My Eyes Forever" giving the song a darker tone than the original. Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows lends his vocals on "Haze" as the song's tempo jumps all over the place in order to give the song a deeper sound. The album closes Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes on "Through It All" as his vocals give the song a classic metal appeal.

Device are touring this summer as part of Gigantour along with Megadeth, Black Label Society and Hellyeah. They are also performing at this year's Rocklahoma on May 24. For more information on Device's new album and tour, please visit deviceband.com.



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