Friday, June 14, 2013

CD Review: Devour The Day Feel Their Way Through "Time & Pressure"

From Memphis, TN comes the newly formed metal band Devour The Day with their debut album, “Time & Pressure.” Devour The Day was created by Egypt Central members Joey “Chicago” Walser and Blake Allison after the band went on indefinite hiatus. The new album was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Skidd Mills (12 Stones, Charm City Devils) and released through Fat Lady Music.

The eleven song album comes out demanding your “Respect” and the opening song rocks hard with pounding drums and screaming vocals that make you feel the band’s passion for performing. The album’s lead single, “Good Man” just cracked the “top 10” on SirusXM’s Octane station “Big ‘Uns Countdown” for the newest hits in heavy metal music. The song has a great, adrenaline pumping, energetic sound that gets carried through the rest of the album. The song “You and Not Me” shows that “nu-metal” sound that keeps the listener on edge with tempo changes and firework drumming. Devour The Day take a page out of Linkin Park’s book with “Move On” and “Get Out Of My Way” as aggressive lyrics get layered over an electronic backbeat, fleshed out with grinding guitars and pounding drums. The album closes on the lighter side with the airiness of “Crossroads” and the acoustic storytelling of “The Drifter.”

Devour The Day just began their tour on Tuesday and are continuing to make their way across the U.S. for the next couple of months, supporting Hinder and Sevendust. To find out more information on this new rising metal band, please visit devourtheday.com.

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