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Devilskin - Album Review: Be Like The River

02 Nov 2016 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Devilskin are back and sounding more ferocious than before.

Be Like The River is their new album, due for nationwide release on 11th November. It is a slab of unapologetic fury that we have all come to know and love about Devilskin.

Thirteen blistering tracks of raw power, mind blowing riffs, face melting vocals tinged with melody and beauty sums up the album in a nutshell.

If you’ve seen Devilskin live (and I like to think that nearly all of NZ has at some point) ,you’ll know exactly the kind of power they possess. They’re loud and leave you fixated and breathless. Hearing them on CD or vinyl gives you that same feeling, only more intensified as you can listen repeatedly.

From the appropriately bogan named opening track, In Black a sure crowd mosh-tastic assault on the ears, to the chunky bass driven melodic, Animal and the head spinning out of control, House 13 that is going to break faces live.

Everything is ten times louder and ten times more refined than We Rise, in the best way possible.

When you come across a band like Devilskin who exceed any expectations that may surround them, they just go from strength to strength and leave others trailing in a cloud of dust.

The sheer force of unity they have has only grown in their musicianship over the years and relentless touring has only helped to reinforce that.

Exciting times ahead for Devilskin, 2017 will be another epic year and Be Like The River will quickly become another fan favourite, get ready to get your hand on it!

About Devilskin

Devilskin is a four piece band from Hamilton New Zealand formed in June 2010, they already have guts, class, kudos and confidence. The sum total of a determined and accomplished group of musicians who know what they want, the music is organic, dynamic and real.

The band features the spectacular Jennie Skulander on lead vocals. Her powerful and compelling voice and alluring stage presence sets her apart from any vocalist New Zealand has put up so far. With an unerring gift for melody, Jennie's incredible voice sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.

Jennie previously fronted Rotorua band Slipping Tongue garnering a swathe of fans with their videos, EPs and album. Slipping Tongue also impressed many when they opened for Coheed & Cambria in 2008.

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Be Like The River
Year: 2016
Type: Album
We Rise
Year: 2014
Type: Album
Live At The Powerstation
Year: 2014
Type: DVD

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