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[CD] Devil You Know- The Beauty of Destruction
« on: April 21, 2014, 12:30:24 PM »
HOWARD JONES....soulful black man, and former vocalist of Killswitch Engage returns with this new band. Its been called by some a Metalcore Super Group since it has members of a bunch of other Metalcore bands in it, but Howard is arguably the only one that has ever been a "star" in the scene. Anyway, on to the important part, the music! I was mainly focused on the vocals my first go round, because well, soulful Black Man Howard. His style here is a tiny bit of a departure from the KsE formula, a lot more harsh vocals kinda reminiscent of Blood Has Been Shed. But the cleans are there, and they are just as effective and soaring as they were with KsE. There is some weird multi-layering of the harsh vocals at times that I feel is totally unneeded because Howard's voice is plenty strong on its own. But the production on this is a bit more rough and stripped down than the last KsE album he was on, and it works better in my opinion. The vocals have more power and hit harder without all the typical Adam D polish. Musically, nothing really stands out to me...its GOOD...but nothing about it grabs my attention more than vocals. Again the production is good, and it isn't too slick and polished, nor does it sound like rough garbage. I miss Howard being in KsE, but this band does have a more aggressive sound than the direction he was taking that band, and the lyrics don't seem to be quite as emo as they were....but he is still a little whiny for a 43 year old man :lol:

7/10

Music Vidya for the single:
http://youtu.be/amdg0g1E3bY
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Re: [CD] Devil You Know- The Beauty of Destruction
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 10:42:27 AM »
Ok, after repeated listens, I still like it....but Howard is still writing 14 year old emo girl lyrics....jesus dude, get it together!

"I will watch you die, my love is the poison"
"I will give you everything, if you'll drink the poison"
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Re: [CD] Devil You Know- The Beauty of Destruction
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 05:16:33 PM »
Soulful Black Man Howard in a suit in a video.
Hmmm....not bad.
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Re: [CD] Devil You Know- The Beauty of Destruction
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 05:24:20 PM »
The guitar solos on this album are pretty damn catchy...I'm liking it more and more with repeated listens.
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Re: [CD] Devil You Know- The Beauty of Destruction
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 09:47:08 PM »
I like how anytime a few band members from various lesser known bands get together, they are automatically a "supergroup". :lol: That term has definitely had it's definition watered down.
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Re: [CD] Devil You Know- The Beauty of Destruction
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 10:33:45 AM »
Yeah....Howard is really the only famous one here :lol:
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Re: [CD] Devil You Know- The Beauty of Destruction
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 11:53:20 PM »
It's no KsE, but it's certainly good to hear the soulful black man again. However, I'm fairly certain all his songs are about someone stealing his PSP, missing his PSP, and getting locked away for killing the person who stole said PSP. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Howard Jones, HE FUCKING LOVES HIS PSP!