Rating: 82/100

Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen, July '05
Label: Roadrunner Records

The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand

Like a slightly more brutal version of Machine Head, Devildriver don’t let much steam out. “The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand” is 51 minutes of full throttle thrash metal.

Former Coal Chamber front man Dez Fafara has left the nu metal behind and has come out of the closet in the sense that this is metal in a very non-nu way. The roots of the Devildriver’s music are to be found in the thrash metal of the mid to late eighties and death metal rather than anything.

The variation of the album is not to be found in the vocal effort of Fafara as he more or less is growling his way through the entire thing, but rather in the joyful rifforama of guitarists Jeffrey Kindrick and Michael Spreitzer. There’s about a ten riffs to each song here, all imbued with an undeniable extent of catchiness.

“The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand” is well-worth a buy for thrash fans. Go get.

Recommended tracks: “End of the Line”, “Hold Back the Day”, “Just Run”, “Impending Disaster”, “Before the Hangman’s Noose” and the title track.