Devilry - _Rites of the Spring of Supremacy_
(Blazing Productions, 2008)
by: Quentin Kalis (7 out of 10)
Devilry's earlier years were spent as a typical death metal band before abruptly adopting a more controversial NSBM stance. A seismic shift limited purely to the lyrics, the band remain resolutely death metal without any RAC or folk touches. The lyrics press the usual hot buttons of war, honour, bloodline and Nietzsche, but with very few blatantly "controversial" lines. I would hesitate to use the NSBM tag, were it not for the band's own statements. Closer listening does reveal a few traditional black metal touches, but insufficient for this to be regarded as any more blackened than Dragonforce. Devilry are not primitive, nor are they particularly technical, maintaining a comfortable middle ground that is neither brilliantly executed nor visionary. There are few, if any artists flying the 14/88 banner in death metal, and this novelty may just be their strongest selling point in an arena currently enjoying the return of some its greatest sons.


(article published 15/6/2009)

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