A horrible hack

Devil Master

s/t

Year Released: 2018
Format: 7"
Label: Erste Theke Tonträger
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jul 22, 2018
A disparate mix of styles here that have been expertly patchworked together. Lift the veil and you'll gaze into an abyss of feral metal-punk, outlier Japanese hardcore ‎and wobbly, goth-streaked guitar lines, along with queasy drones that drift through the murk like hobby lanterns. The cynic in me can't help think it's been conceived and executed with a high degree of knowing smugness, but the band nonetheless manage to nail a nice creepy vibe and keep your attention snagged thanks to an unceasing torrent of rampant, queasy melodies.

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