|Review: Dead Samaritan - The Devil Tunes|
|The Devil Tunes|
Year released: 2014
Review online: October 2, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:The Devil Tunes
Rated 3.56/5 (71.11%) (9 Votes)
The second album from Finnish melodic Death/Thrash Metal outfit Dead Samaritan, The Devil Tunes, hit the street September 12th, 2014 and these Finns have unleashed another vicious beast, continuing the band's violent metallic crusade.
The Devil Tunes attacks from every direction with 11 mercilessly raging tracks, sparing no one. Dead Samaritan have packed their new opus with a lot of sheer Death/Thrash intensity and aggression and, most importantly, they know how to avoid boring their listeners, which is always critically important if you want to keep your band on the map longer than the lifespan of a fat and sweet pig, destined to be slaughtered for the family gathering on X-mas Eve.
One of this band's strongest forces is vocalist Valendis and her raspy and brutal vocals. Whenever she comes to the forefront, like a flesh-craving, dangerous beast, she adds a whole new dimension of wicked nastiness to the songs of her faithful troops. It is like she is telling everyone in the band to go in for the kill. Dead Samaritan has kept their music varied but simple enough, with some rock and punk elements. They really haven't changed their sound too much from their debut album, The Only Good Samaritan..., released in 2012, but instead added a few extra spices, here and there, just to make sure they had the kind of album they could be proud of down the road. And they should indeed, because sometimes a straightforward and keep-things-simple kind of mentality is the only thing you need to come up with a worthwhile album.
Thumbs up to Dead Samaritan for keeping true to themselves and recording a solid sophomore album; job well done.
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