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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
DEAR LOVE: A BEAUTIFUL DISCORD
RISE

The Devil Wears Prada takes a stab at a number of different styles on this Dayton, OH sextet's DEAR LOVE: A BEAUTIFUL DISCORD. Displaying a balls out heavy yet playfully experimental side, this unit ferociously dissects metalcore convention by adding keyboard overlays for chilling black metal effects while demonstrating the versatility to switch from a bouncy screamo part into the depths of hellraising metal on a dime. While songs like "Gauntlet of Solitude" dizzy thanks to the amount of changes contained, tracks like "Redemption" drum up a cinematic appeal with the majestic might of Swedish metal before treading into a progressive technical metal soiree. Screaming and yelling its way through, adorned with piles of jagged grooves and brutal breakdowns, songs like "Texas is South" showcase The Devil Wears Prada's distinct punk rock frustration sound that shares as much in common with Bleeding Through and Sworn Enemy as it does the local bill playing at the VFW hall.
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- Mike SOS