Devil in Music is back with their third album. This is their best so far and that
isn't easy because the second album was a real hammer also. 12 June 2010 the
band played at Dokk' em Open Air and although it was their first gig outside
their own country Spain, they did a good job. You could already hear and see
that this was a band to reckon with.
you already waiting for the new Epica album to be released? Well, if you want to
hear some music (almost) as good before that, you have to buy this album. Their
music is a perfect blend of Epica, Nightwish and Within Temptation. The
orchestral parts and arrangements are overwhelming and the singing of Zuberoa
Aznarez proves that she is one of the better singers in the genre. Besides the
heavy guitar riffs in the songs, the grunts of keyboard player Gorka Elso see to
you close your eyes listening to the intro, you will get the idea that you are
sitting in a church. That idea is immediately gone when the first track starts.
Real heavy riffs and a high tempo reminding me of Epica and when the choir singing
and orchestration starts it all sounds very opera-like. "Inner Force" is a less
heavy and fast track and reminds me of Nightwish and Within Temptation. "Maitagarri"
is also a track with quite a few Within Temptation (Mother Earth album)
resemblances. In the serene and beautiful track "Etrnal Breeze" Zuberoa takes
the lead and shows her singing talents. In several songs you hear some typical
Middle age influences and that makes them different from a lot of other
symphonic female fronted metal bands. After that 2 heavy tracks follow. The
tenth track sounds like a mini opera and with Thomas Vikström as a guest you
will probably not be surprised that I hear a bit Therion in this song.
This is a very impressive symphonic metal release inspired by classical music and
at first I really didn't know, which album I would like better, this or the new
upcoming Epica album. Sure this album is a little less heavy in general than the
new Epica and if you appreciate that more, you probably will not agree with me
on just liking the new Epica better.