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Devildriver: Trust No One

Album Review

Dez returns from his sojourn with renewed fire

2016 sees a new look and challenge for Devildriver, marking their first album since the departures of drummer John Boecklin and guitarist and songwriter Jeff Kendrick, not to mention Dez Fafara’s time away with previous band Coal Chamber.

A lot is clearly riding on Dez and his new recruits to deliver on album number seven. Opener Testimony Of Truth is fit to burst with the type of sky-scraping, twin-guitar assaults that have typified the band at their best, with the frontman’s belligerent delivery as confrontational as ever. By contrast, the gnarly Bad Deeds, rapid beatdown of the title track and bruising percussive might of This Deception are more straightforward stompers custom-built for the live experience.

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