Plagues review by The Devil Wears Prada

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  • Released: Aug 21, 2007
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.7 (122 votes)
The Devil Wears Prada: Plagues

Sound — 9
TDWP has everything you'd expect from a 2000's metalcore band. Screaming, harmonized riffs, and breakdowns. Like most metalcore the songs all seem to stick to the same similar style, which can make it confusing when it comes to telling the songs apart. But this is a good thing, because after listening to the album you feel as if you just got off a 30-minute rollercoaster. On this album, there is a suprise around every corner. With "Reptar, King of the Ozone" being the only song on the album that follows standard verse-chorus form, it is almost impossible to predict what they will play next.

Lyrics — 9
This is no praise band. But TDWP mostly writes lyrics about struggles Christians go through. Therefore, its good. The album's lyrics are insanely vague, yet they make so much sense at the same time. Hahaha. Mike Hranica is an amazing screamer. He has well defined highs, mids and lows, and frequently alternates between the 3 ranges. Jeremy DePoyster, the clean vocalist and guitarist delivers melodic vocals at the appropriate times, and does a kickass job of it. And that is what is so amazing about this band. They can switch from heavy, brutal breakdown and riffs to a quiet, melodic chorus/bridge without making you think you've switched songs or something.

Overall Impression — 8
I really don't know what bands to compare these guys to. They have developed their own sound. As a huge metalcore fan, I've never heard anything exactly like them. The album's standout tracks are Hey John, This Song is Called, and Reptar King of the Ozone. Basically, if you love brutal harmonized riffs, breakdowns, and beautiful melodies you should definitely get this album.

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    ExplorerFreak wrote: BTW, The Devil Wears Prada was a book long before it was a movie, that is where they got their name, not from the movie.
    They didn't get the name from a the movie or the book. The name is supposed to be about not caring for the possessions you obtain in life. God doesn't care if you have a fancy care or a big house. He cares about how you live your life
    Wow, all time favorite album, haven't heard their new stuff though, but most of their singles and my favorite songs come from this album and i love all the messages in the songs