Surfing on the enticing waves of the New Wave of Brazilian Heavy Metal (named of course after The New Wave of British Heavy Metal from the 80s) THE DEVILS are coming to metal town. In 2015 the band released their first EP "First Time, Homemade" and with their newly released "WE ARE THE DEVILS" their first full album sees the light of day.
On the day of hearing their album for the first time, I've read about plans to give Buffy the Vampire Slayer a reboot and, in relation to THE DEVILS, the soundtrack of that series, the infectious guitartune of Nerf Herder, immediately jumped to mind. THE DEVILS deliver their musical output with the fresh energy of a punk act while delving deep into stainless steel repertoire of bands like Metallica and Motörhead (with "Skullking" and "No Bull" the album contains tributes to respectively Cliff Burton and Lemmy).
THE DEVILS is a band that knows its classics. On "WE ARE THE DEVILS" they draw from a rich range of influences in which the band members show themselves to be tight instrumentalists with singer Heron Ribeiro in the role of scream king. A singer who, both in the subject of lyrics (women) and the scope of his singing, occasionally reminds us of David Coverdale (for example in the first track "Light"). With rolling bass intros (Mr. Buddy), guitarsoli that reach out to Joe Satriani and Storm & Trash in the best Slayer-tradition (Madman), the boys show themselves devotees of the genre that know how to forge a metal song. With a band sound that is dynamic, organic and highly energetic, it's not difficult to imagine the live shows of THE DEVILS as real parties.
Thumbs up for THE DEVILS, "WE ARE THE DEVILS" is top-notch hard rock/metal entertainment. Soundtrack for a hot summer, music for a cold beer.
Heron Ribeiro – Vocals
Yan Barbosa – Guitar
Murilo Larrubia – Bass
Daniel Bins – Drums
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