Devilment

                                                                                               II The Mephisto Waltzes

                                                                                              Release Date: 18th November 2016

                                                                                              Label: Napalm Records

Dani Filth returns with the second instalment of his works away from Cradle of Filth with the Gothica   themed   Devilment on  "II The Mephisto Waltzes" he is accompanied by long-time collaborators Lauren Francis (keys and vocals),  Nick Johnson (Bass) Colin Parks (guitar),  and new drummer Matt Alston .The gory flow of mind twisting  tales will make  your skin crawl as the degenerate tones  scythe their way into your consciousness , As ever anything from Mr.Filth is heinous , and warped  injecting its venom deep into your veins.

 

First up we get "Judas Stein" its pounding delivery awakes the lost souls that wander the  night as  talons of insanity take a hold of your mind and  maniacal laughs haunt you,  deathly sounding  keyboards remind you of old Dracula film scores.  Then the ever so catchy "Hitchcock Blonde" is addictive  and cloying, the chorus stays in your head..... forever! , this  tune really sends shivers up and down your spine when Lauren Francis adds her vocals to duet with Dani ,this is an amazing  song  illuminating and fascinating.

"Under The Thunder" really grooves ,slaying your mind with its infectious beats and theatrical magnificence. "Full Dark No Stars" opens slowly and is  keyboard driven ,  then it awakens with a doom laden feel of deep foreboding and truly disturbing shenanigans.

 

My personal favourite ,and I know Dani Filth's favourite song on this Album is the magnificent "Shine on Sophie Moone"  it is a  Punk fueled psychotic Bat outta Hades masterpiece, this is a relentless onslaught of maniacal  craziness that becomes oddly something else as the song reaches halfway, its the absorbing tale of a Hungarian porn star! "Life is What you Keep from the Reaper"  and "Dea Della Morte"  are full of thundering Drums and groove tastic  riffs where Filth and Lauren Francis duet telling  and twisting the  tales , it is  simply divine!

"Entangled in our Pride" is full of suspense and the  nightmares of mentally diseased delight! Throughout this opus  I really love the dynamics  between Lauren Francis and Dani Filth ,  and no more so than on this track.

 

Finally  "Hell At My Back" screams at you  tearing at your very being with  bombastic delight , it will rip your heart out and feed it  to the baying wolves thus finishing off this latest work from Devilment.

The Witch County Wicked Wanderers aka Devilment head out on tour in December with She Must Burn who have supported Cradle of Filth in the past and local acts from each town where these miscreants.

This is going to be a must see for any fans of Dani Filth and his twisted souls.

 

Review : Seb Di Gatto     Score:9/10

 

Reviewed:9.11.16

 

Tracklisting

1.Judas Stein

2.Hitchcock Blonde

3.Under The Thunder

4.Full Dark No Stars

5.Shine on Sophie Moone

6.Life is What you Keep from The Reaper

7.Dea Della Morte

8.Entangled in our Pride

9.Hell At My Back

 

Members

Dani Filth

(Vocals)

Nick Johnson

(Bass Guitar)

Colin Parks

(Lead Guitar)

Lauren Francis

(Keyboards & Vocals)

Matt Alston

(Drums)

 

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