Demon Hunter are one of those bands that sticks with you. The kind that stands the test of time. One you can listen to 10 years from now (assuming that they may be done by then) and totally wish you could see them live just ONE MORE TIME.
DH are back with their third album “The Triptych”. This time around, they basically stick to what made them great, a good dose of attitude and heaviness, but add a little more old-school speed and technical prowess.
This is a fantastic CD that will have you both singing along and wanting to smash something at the same time, much like their previous self-titled debut and their follow-up “Summer of Darkness”.
Demon Hunter have never been apologetic about what they believe in, and this is no different. Far from a CCM-styled Christian band however, these guys aren’t afraid to give a nod to their secular predecessors in the form of a cover tune “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” originally recorded by Prong back in the early 90’s. And a very good rendition of it is performed here on “The Triptych”.
Standouts so far for me are “The Light That Guides Us Home”, “The Science of Lies”, “Deteriorate” & “Fire To My Soul”, but there are no filler songs that I can make out. Nope, pure Demon Hunter brutality mixed with the catchy and very singable parts as well.
That’s another thing, let me just say that Ryan Clark has a good singing voice. He never tries to overdo it either, which is good because too many people do that and it’s old.
I had the chance to meet these guys at Cornerstone Festival in 2003 and it was a great experience. God Bless you guys and may this album take you to new heights!
If you like Fear Factory, Machine Head, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, or Slipknot, do yourself a favor and buy a Demon Hunter CD. They do not disappoint!