Without a doubt the heaviest of the three albums, DevilDriver has really nailed it home with “Last Kind Words”. The CD is intense and, for lack of a better term, driving. It truly seems like DD has found their niche, and is quickly becoming the forefront of a new wave of metal to-come. Their combination of melodic, death, and thrash metal is brilliantly refined and fuses seamlessly. After first popping in the CD, you will instantly be blown away by the first track “Not All Who Wander Are Lost”. You’ll instantly notice the CD kicks off fast, hard, and heavy. The pace WILL create uncontrollable body movements, believe you me, and does a fantastic job of drawing you in.
“Not All Who Wander Are Lost” is DevilDriver’s first single of the CD, and with good reason. The lyrics are much more intelligent and well thought-out in comparison to the self-titled album and “The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand”. You will also notice the band got a little carried away with guitar solos, however, they definitely add a unique flavor to each song. The next of my favorites is “Clouds Over California” which is eargasmic. The track truly displays the band’s skill as a whole. “Horn Of Betrayal”, “These Fighting Words”, and “Head On To Heartache (Let Them Rot)” are also just as equally amazing.
Overall, I am becoming more and more blown away with each album. Long live DevilDriver.