Zombie - EP
The Devil Wears Prada
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||Escape||The Devil Wears Prada||4:45||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Anatomy||The Devil Wears Prada||3:46||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Outnumbered||The Devil Wears Prada||4:54||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Revive||The Devil Wears Prada||4:53||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Survivor||The Devil Wears Prada||4:32||£0.99||View in iTunes|
Inspired by World War Z, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and The Zombie Survival Guide, the Devil Wears Prada's 2010 Zombie EP is a loose concept about — you guessed it — zombies. The theme makes for a break from the screamo norm and finds the band in a rare light: having fun with a pet project. However, since a full album of songs about brutalizing the undead might be a tad wearing, singer Mike Hranica wisely chose to keep the running time short, with five songs under the five-minute mark. Keeping in line with the DWP discography, the band continues to progress further into metalcore territory, and this works exceptionally well, considering the setting (“In a sea of stinking rot — in a place where living humans are no longer the hunters”). Howls and growls perfectly fit with the plotline about blowing clumsy beasts to bits. For “Revive,” Hranca takes on the role of a gruff drill sargeant, insisting that “the cure is a shotgun,” while second vocalist Jeremy DePoyster sings narrative cleanly from the background, to observe that “All is lost in the flood of the living dead.” The Devil Wears Prada's usual sugary-to-brutal template is boosted by Zombie’s thick production, which includes computer-glitched thrash riffs, a symphonic action/horror score, and fake radio broadcasts. Everything adds up nicely to make for an entertaining, fear-provoking listen. [Limited copies include a comic book that illustrates the action.]
As most metalcore bands these days progress, they always seem to get lighter and head more towards the mainstream side of metal, trying to pick up fans who aren't used to the brutal sound of metalcore. The Devil Wears Prada however, have done the exact opposite. Gone heavier. This concept EP is 5 purely amazingly brutal tracks any metalhead is gonna love. And it's pretty original, not like every other typical metalcore band's album. It's about zombies. Filled with killer guitar riffs, insane drumming and Hranica's excellent screams. Track one - Escape is a clear view at what the EP is going to be like. TDWP have stepped up a level, tuning to Drop B. Amazing breakdown about three quarters of the way through the song. Anatomy is another brilliant tune, killer guitar riffs and nice clean vocals. IMO I'd say Outnumbered is the best on the EP. Just brilliant all round, Revive and Survivor don't disappoint either. Would strongly recommend this.
In all honesty the album title did it for me, I love zombies myself. Yet another amazing installment from TDWP. would have been awesome if they could have made a full album for this, would have been fantastic. Anyway, this EP will not disapoint I'm addicted to every song although my favourite song would have to be outnumbered for its just atmospheric radio broadcast at the beginning truely blew me away, and then the song began and, my god. 5 stars.
Best EP I have ever heard
Haha this is absolutely amazing. Typical TDWP, loads of catchy singing and plenty of screaming!! I love the guitar riffs too, best song on the EP is Anatomy. Listen to at high volumes!!! Slight bit of bass, a lot of treble and loudness turned on!
Formed: 2005 in Dayton, OH
Years Active: '00s, '10s
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