DevilDriver – Dealing With Demons Vol. II

DevilDriver – Dealing With Demons Vol. II
Napalm Records
Release Date: 12/05/23
Running Time: 36:26  
Review by Rick Eaglestone

Iconic groove metal leaders DevilDriver once again purge some personal demons with latest release “Dealing With Demons Vol.II”.

Album opener ‘I Have No Pity’ indicates a more ferocious approach than its predecessor, alongside the breakneck ‘Mantra’ which is laden with occult lyrics.

For me, the album seems to lose some of its momentum on ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’. I was hoping that ‘Summoning’ would rescue it – alas, it did not – but then the album’s lead single and the very reason I was initially excited about this release fires through and, my word, ‘Through The Depths” is just as phenomenal as it was the first time I heard it.

The album then moves into an evolutionary sound. If ‘Bloodbath’ is an indication of that direction then I am all for it! This is then followed by ‘It’s A Hard Truth’ which continues in the same vein.

Concluding with the duo of ‘If Blood Is Life’ and most recent single ‘This Relationship, Broken’, these songs provide the blood-soaked cherry on top of the cake that just unfortunately didn’t quite digest fully for me.

‘Through The Depths’ Official Video

01. I Have No Pity
02. Mantra
03. Nothing Lasts Forever
04. Summoning 
05. Through the Depths
06. Bloodbath
07. It’s a Hard Truth
08. If Blood is Life
09. This Relationship, Broken

Dez Fafara – Vocals
Mike Spreitzer – Guitar
John Miller – Bass
Alex Lee – Guitar
Davier Perez – Drums


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