THE FURY OF OUR MAKER’S HANDS
Formerly of nu metal poster children Coal Chamber, vocalist Dez returns with a 20-ton vengeance with the quintet known as Devildriver. Dez and company’s sophomore effort attacks metal with Swedish precision and a thrash attitude, culminating in 12-tracks of unrelenting heaviness. While some of the nu metal gloss is still apparent, flurries of death metal guitars heard on “Hold Back The Day”, the undeniably crushing staccato riffs and rhythmic gallop of “Before the Hangman’s Noose”, and the buildup on the caustic opener “The End of the Line” reveal a love of Euro metal as well as a tip of the hat to the underground metal scene. Sounding similar to In Flames meeting mid-era Testament, and produced by Colin Richardson, this disc is a metallic monster that’s hard to ignore.