Monday, November 2, 2009

Death to god - deVries

deVries is the music musings of Travis DeVries, Sean Gibbons, Dan Ollvo, and Marco Echanove. The 4-piece band writes well and produces even better.

Girl In The Fur-Skin Rug is an epic/ambient sounding tune that sounds like NIN playing the Beatles. Black Thursday Repeat is extremely catchy. They're able to write very poppy music with a dark harness placed over it.

On Shoulder to Shoulder, the band becomes more anthemic, reminiscent of The Who. Finally, on Slowing Down, the band goes tribal with its percussion and instrumentation. Its a perfect blend of ambient drone and texture.

The overall production value is high and the writing is mature. This band is something to watch!

RATING: 4.5 of 5 stars

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