The Devil Wears Prada are back with a new album, ‘Transit Blues’, which fans will definitely enjoy. From the off set, the album is more radio-friendly than previous ones which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’ll keep old fans pleased, and will no doubt bring the band a whole cohort of new fans.
This is their first album without their original drummer, Daniel Williams, but Haste The Day’s Giuseppe Antonio Capolupo does an amazing job filling the songs with fast and punchy drums. The rest of the band have definitely kept their standards. It’s a slightly different sound to their previous albums, but whilst sticking to an original core sound, they’ve made something great.
Metalcore fans and fans of the band in general will be as impressed with this album as they have been with their ‘Zombie’ EP, and ‘Dead Throne’. The album is the band’s best so far. The production is far better than everything we’ve seen from The Devil Wears Prada before – only adding to their talent.
The album kicks off with ‘Praise Poison’, which admittedly, didn’t impress me too much. However, Daughter, track 2, was definitely a winner – the first single released from the album and I can see why. It’s incredibly catchy and not dissimilar to Black Veil Brides’ old music.
Although the breakdowns don’t really add much to the songs and some are a little samey, Transit Blues continues with decent songs full of thrashing guitar and great screams. A highlight of the album is ‘To The Key of Evergreen’, the vocals are at their most impressive here, and the instrumental development throughout the song is amazing.
The album came to an end with the title track, ‘Transit Blues’, which was definitely a good choice. The drums definitely shined through on this song, it was catchy enough to be stuck in my head for a few days, and closed the album on a positive note.