Dismal Euphony - _All Little Devils_
(Nuclear Blast, 1999)
by: Adam Wasylyk (
This album was a total shocker to me. Not having cared much for their prior releases, _All Little Devils_ contains a definite sound departure; less bombastic and more concentrated on catchy choruses and smoother riffs. Gone are the traditional, raw black metal days in favour of a more polished product. This exudes total class. My admiration for the band revolves around the female vocals, which are actually quite good (considering the many so called female "singers" in other black metal bands I've had the displeasure of hearing), the new vocalist (whose name I'm unaware of) gives the album a certain amount of charm. Once tracks like "Rage of Fire", "Victory", "Psycho Path" and the title track enter your ears, they won't leave your head any time soon. For once, a band that diversifies their sound and succeeds.
(article published 8/12/1999)
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