Deville – Hydra(2013)

2320430465-1The Swedish four-piece DEVILLE play nothing more than straightforward Stoner Rock. You may haven’t heard them before but if you follow the Stoner scene you can easily imagine how they sound like. No surprises here but still the band’s third record, “Hydra”, is full of killer riffs and great balls of fire. The band mixes perfectly the heavy bass lines with fuzzed out guitars and packs some bad-ass vocals which sometimes for some reason remind of post-Draconian-Times-era Nick Holmes (PARADISE LOST). It could be just a coincidence though as DEVILLE seems to prefer to stick to the fundamentals of Stoner Rock (KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) and occasionally to add some pinches of Grunge. For the benefit of us all they also completely neglect the modern Swedish trends (WITCHCRAFT, GRAVEYARD) and focus on delivering some pure, bad-ass Rock. I can’t say I went nuts for “Hydra” but the record served its purpose.

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