Tale of torment and corrosive emotional shadows, Revenge of the Antichrist is a compelling concept album which ignites the imagination, pushes thoughts, and inflames ears. The new album from German industrial metallers Devil-M is packed to the rafters with rhythmic bait and hypnotic sonic incitement persuasion to pull limbs and torso into its imaginative devilry. At times a release which makes you draw rapid awe bred breath and in other moments a testing yet enthralling challenge which needs some work to embrace, Revenge of the Antichrist is a gripping and rigorously fascinating treat.
The Story behind the album is about a guy called Astharat who suffers on shizophrenie and kills his wife Eden. The 15 tracks escort the listener more and more in Astharat’s Dark world. Ups and Downs due to his mood shake the listeners through a world full of self-hatred, blood and a million ways to die.
Devil-M is the brainchild of Max Meyer, the band, emerging in 2006 as a solo project for the Schiningen hailing musician. Merging his interest in movie scores with pungent electronic diversity, the project was soon contributing soundtracks for independent movies like Die at Dawn. 2009 saw Meyer turn the proposition into a band format which was swiftly followed by a relatively well-received release of debut EP Willst Du sterben and a host of live shows with bands like Nachtblut. In 2011 first album Kannst Du sterben was unveiled to strong and positive responses, its success followed a year later by the uniting of the current line-up of guitarist Lars Everwien, bassist Lisa Hass, and Sonja Langenfeld on keys alongside Meyer. Shows with band such as Grausame Tichter, Centhron, Vlad in Tears, Angelspit, and FabrikC pushed the bands presence and reputation further which Revenge of the Antichrist and its fiery blend of industrial metal and cinematic/theatrical endeavour can only reinforce and open a wider attentive spotlight upon Devil-M.
Music Review of “Revenge of the Antichrist” by Devil-M by Dawn Wood (Horroraddicts.net)
I listened to tracks from the brand new Album “Revenge of the Antichrist” which was released on August 25th, 2014. It is published via Meth Media / Dark Dimensions and combines Industrial Metal with Soundtrack-elements. Some of the songs are good candidates for amazing remixes (for all you horroraddicts.net remixers out there) and some are club ready and highly recommended.
Taste Your Tears-Starts out with dreamy, clean guitars and breaks into a rock track with some industrial elements. I actually found this song to be reminiscent of the grunge era.
Revenge of the Antichrist-Pt 2 and Siddhartha Gautama (Blackest Light Remix)– Both have nice intros with chanting monk samples, diverse tempos and driving guitars. Both songs have elements of Metal and of course Industrial and are quite anthemic.
Love is Not Available– This song appears to be a ballad, but I found the distortion to be distracting. I wanted to hear more, but feel the distortion should have been way down in the mix.
Garden of Eden– A somber and beautiful instrumental perfect for the Gothic listener.
I am God– Another beautiful, somber, Gothic song with female vocals. (Definitely my favorite track.) This would be the perfect choice for a remix,
Harmful Scab– More monk samples and reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails. I think this song would be a great choice for a dancy Industrial remix as well.
Apokrypha (Centhron Remix) and Rebirth– These songs are ready right now to be played at any Gothic/Industrial dance club. Great vocals and driving beat. Manson-esque feel.