they are back, and it is frikkin awesome! they had their first album, which was great but has been said to be a bit rough around the edges, then their second “sophmore” release, which many bands sometime rise and fall by, and DD clearly progressed and refined their sound, and now we are brought to their third album. the first thing that struck me that there was a definite progression in their music, but yet still retains the same aggression and edge you’d expect from their previous release. as Fury was more polished then their first album, Last Kind Words is still more refined, better riffs, better arrangement, while still grabbing you by the back of the head and slamming your cranium into the wall.
Even Dez’s trademark “cookie monster” vocals (which i hate using that term, but don’t know how else to describe it) is even further developed on this album.
If you are a DevilDriver fan……….then you’re probably not even reading this and already have it………..
if you are a metal fan, this is the epitome of the current state of metal done at its finest.
the best analogy i can give to this album is looking at Metallica’s first 3 studio releases, same feeling, same sound, just kept getting better and better.
hands down, a must buy, period