Trust No One
Label: Napalm Records
Release Date:13th May 2016
"Trust No One" is Devildrivers Seventh Album and by far the bands best release to date, it's dynamic , dynamite delivery will leave you spellbound and in unbridled awe , this is fantastic , love them or hate them, this album will seduce you , and blow your fucking brains out!
Thankfully Devildriver have come a long long way from their Nu Metal roots and continue to push the boundaries with their uncompromising, unrestrained, potent music and "Trust No One" continues the bands drive into heavier and more brutal territories .
"Testimony of Truth" opens proceedings welcoming you with lyrics that will be spat out by the bands adoring crowds, this is one infernal opening with melodic dynamism , the lyrics are intense and vitriolic , the bullets of this song bury themselves deep .
"Bad Deeds expectorates it's anger straining every muscle in your body this is fast , one powerful tune with some destructive and ground shaking drumming emanating from Austin D`Amends Drums.
My Night Sky instantly hits you with its blood curdling vocals, for me it transports you to a forbidding, cold forest in the middle of the night , as the song goes through its various stages it has a macabre quality to it, Fafara truly plays with your imagination on this song.
"This Deception" opens with a sound that reminds you of a angry hornets nest which has been shaken , stirred and then landed on your head its brutality stings .
Tracks six and seven steal the Album for me ,they are both remarkable , a full on mix of Melodic Death Metal Insanity that stand above the other awesome songs on here.
"Daybreak" was the first single from this opus and its easy to see why ,it has whetted the fans appetites.
Then the piece de resistance follows ,the title track "Trust No One" is insanely addictive with its kick ass , imposing lyrics, if you have been persecuted and fucked over in life the lyrics will resonate seeing you singing the chorus ,and spitting venom at all who have fucked you over ,you really Trust No One!!! This Album has no fillers , the brutality never lets up "Feeling Ungodly" and "Retribution" continue to spit the bile and venom of an annoyed Rattle Snake injecting the venom ,ravaging your body and infecting your mind with how great this release is!
Then the final song" For What its Worth ends proceedings its dynamic , head banging brutality ,smashing your skull with hammer blows and acidic vocals its a great end to yet another stellar release this year.
Also the Album has two Bonus tracks !!
So: Dez Fafara has stated this about Trust No One "I hope you turn it the fuck up and enjoy this record from start to finish" Well we definitely did !!! And Being honest I was always on the fence about Devildriver but having listened to this Album and a few of the bands more recent Albums the fence has long collapsed and shattered into splinters! I am now a full on fan of DevilDriver and cant wait to see them live !
Review: Seb Di Gatto Score :9/10
1.Testimony of Truth
3. My Night Sky
5. Above It All
7.Trust No One
10.For What Its Worth
11.House Divided (Bonus Track)
12.Evil Of Swift Wings (Bonus Track)
- Dez Fafara - Vocals - Mike Spreitzer - Guitar - Neal Tiemann - Guitar - Diego Ibarra - Bass - Austin D'Amond - Drums