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The Devil Wears Prada Debut New Single “Nightfall”

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When The Devil Wears Prada released “Termination,” the first single from their forthcoming EP, ZII, Vince said…

“As someone who’s never been a fan of this band — to me they were in that group of generic post-Killswitch Engage metalcore copycat bands that emerged in the mid-to-late ’00s — I will say that this track is… fine. I don’t hate it!”

…and I was like, “Bah, humbug!”, ’cause that’s how I am.

Now The Devil Wears Prada have released “Nightfall,” the second t single from their forthcoming EP, ZII, and… uh… well… as someone who’s never been a fan of this band — to me they were in that group of generic post-Killswitch Engage metalcore copycat bands that emerged in the mid-to-late ’00s — I will say that this track is… fine. I don’t hate it!

Here’s a statement about the song that is allegedly by vocalist Mike Hranica, but is so nonsensical I’m 98% sure it’s actually by Clown from Slipknot:

“Sonically, I think ‘Nightfall’ is a celebration of what the band did for a long while.”

But not what they’re doing now?

“I remember that it’s the first song I completed vocally…”

How long ago was this that you remember that? Isn’t this a new EP? What am I missing here?

“…and I know that it’s straightforward — very much straightforward.”

Not just a little straightforward – very much straightforward. And he KNOWS that. He KNOWS it.

“Lyrically, an atmosphere is created concerning the attack rather than the anatomic details of the undead themselves.”

Huh? Are there tons of metal songs about zombie anatomy of which I’m somehow unaware?? Aren’t songs about the undead pretty much always about the attack???

Also, “an atmosphere is created concerning the attack of the undead” is a bizarre way to say “this song is about the undead.” In fact, I’m not even sure that’s technically what those words placed in that order means; I’m not sure those words placed in that order technically mean anything. Can an atmosphere concern something? That one’s a thinker.

Anyway it sounds like someone not-very-smart bending over backwards to sound smart and then losing their balance and tumbling onto their head.

“It’s a thumper with no introduction to kick off the EP.”

Neat.

You can listen to the straightforward thumper about zombie attacks but NOT zombie anatomy below.

ZII arrives May 21 via Solid State Records; an atmosphere concerning pre-orders are here. The band has also planned a livestream event for tomorrow, Saturday, May 15, during which they will play the entire ZII EP in full; tickets are available at the same link as the EP.

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