Today I’ll be reviewing an album that came out mid last year. I know that I’m late with this album, but I was anticipating it upon announcement, but was unable to buy it when it released.
The album is by a Metal band called Device, to which is created by Disturbed front man, David Draiman during Disturbed’s alleged hiatus. I did research about this band (reviews, band members, interviews, etc.) and I have to say that I pretty much agree with everything that others are saying about this. But we’ll get into that in a minute.
First, we’ll talk about the style. I first off want to say that THIS IS NOT A DISTURBED ALBUM. So you can’t expect it boast the same elements of one. David made it very clear that he wanted to use his versatile mind to bring a new element into Metal. He took an interesting twist into Industrial Metal (even though it kind of didn’t work for him). It was kind of bland and seemed like it depended solely on his vocals to bring the needed energy.
Next is the feature recruitment. He has many big names on this album such as M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold, Lzzy Hale from Halestrom and even Serj Tankian from System Of A Down. And truthfully, the only feature that really stood out was Lzzy Hale and Serj Tankian. I was sorely disappointed by M. Shadows who didn’t bring in his signature strength on the featured song Haze. Lzzy did her thing on the song Close My Eyes Forever (which is apparently a cover (I didn’t know)),
I think my favorite songs on the album are You Think You Know, Vilify, Close My Eyes Forever, and Penance.
I don’t really have a worst songs list for this album but if I had to choose, it would have to be Haze (for the reason I said earlier).
I think in all fruition of the album, I have to give it a 6 out of 10. I wasn’t really impressed by it and I expected more from David Draiman, but I can’t lie and say that it doesn’t have it’s moments. It’s a decent album, just wasn’t David’s best creation.
Please check out my cover to Hanging On by Ellie Goulding from her album Halcyon Days.(0 plays)