Power of Metal.dk Review

Devil's Heaven
Heaven on Earth
Style: Melodic Metal
Release date: 25 February, 2014
Playing time: 56:46

Devil's Heaven is Swedish metal group and they play melodic metal with a taste of the eighties. Marcus Nygren is vocalist in this rock band and also the leader of the interesting AOR project State Of Salazar. The other band members have a long musical history in diverse local projects. Devil's Heaven plays classic European heavy metal with tiny ounces of progressive elements.

They open the album with their strongest song 'Welcome II the Show' and the pace is high and screams classic heavy metal. The following track 'Demerital Action' is a melodic metal song with big vocals from Marcus, which must be one of Sweden's best hidden vocal gems in the metal genre. He handles both the highest notes and the darker songs like 'Devil Woman'. Impressing. The calm ballad 'Touched By An Angel' is a sensitive song with top vocal performance and shining guitars. This album has much of the 80's heavy metal sound with catchy choruses and melodic guitar hooks. 'Mean Street City', 'Day of Doom' and 'Riders in the Sky' are three typical 80's metal tracks. I feel Riot, Tank, Gamma Ray, Y&T and Saxon in these songs. The sleazy rock song 'Let It All Hang Out' is more in a classic Mötley Crüe style. The epic track 'Festung Europa' turns the sound into more modern progressive metal and I like this change. This song is all instrumental and without this short tune, this album would have been quite toothless. Sadly it's only two minutes long. 'Cold' is next down tempo track and Marcus deliver some amazing vocals. Next sleaze rock track is 'Hot Sex'. One of my favourite songs on the album is the closing track 'Wine Me', which is a classy hard rock tune.

My overall impression of 'Heaven On Earth' is; Devil's Heaven doesn't bring us anything new or sensational on the metal heaven, just a nice hard rocking album with vocals in world class. You can search them on Spotify if you are curious about this new band.
Marcus Nygren - Vocals
Jonas Reingold - Bass
Richard Andersson - Keyboard
Jake Sandberg - Guitar
Jaime Salazar - Drums
Michael Månsson - Guitars

01. Welcome II the Show
Demerital Action
Devil Woman
Touched By An Angel
Mean Street City
Day Of Doom
Riders In The Sky
Let It All Hang Out
Festung Europa
10. Cold
11. Stillborn
12. Hot Sex
13. Wine Me
Label: Helldivers Records
Distribution: GMR Music
Artwork rating: 88/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 18 March, 2014
Website: www.devils-heaven.se