LISTEN: THE DEVIL’S BLOOD “DIE THE DEATH”
The Devil’s Blood frontman Selim Lemouchi is making the most captivating music in the world right now, and accordingly, it was easy for he and I to talk about a million things in a phone interview earlier this month (coming soon to MetalSucks oh baby). But one topic that must wait til our next gab is how a Devil’s Blood record like The Thousandfold Epicentre is best experienced via totally focused listening — y’know, lock your doors and turn the lights down low, smoke one, fold hands over belt, and be carried away by ace music-makers. That kind of thing.
But if this is so it creates a clash with “marketing,” in which songs might debut around the “internet” in advance of the album’s release. For a discovery artist like The Devil’s Blood, it’s great business; but could this practice sap The Thousandfold Epicentre‘s songs of their massive cumulative and contextual impact? Or is it just whatever, we’re smart people who can process all this information out of sequence no biggie. Hmm.
The Devil’s Blood’s sophomore album The Thousandfold Epicentre is out January 17 on Metal Blade.