Walls of Jericho (Detroit’s hardest working hardcore band) have made their tightest album to date “With Devil’s Amongst Us”. The song’s here hit the mark every time with vicious, heavy guitar driven hardcore led by Candace’s penetrating vocals. The lyrics here have meaning and purpose. The guitar work is brutal, pummeling fast and non-stop.
The songs on this disc have a more structured feel compared to the more free form hardcore style on their previous albums. All of the tracks here are good. Some standouts:
Track 1 – “A Trigger full of Promises” has one of the best lines on the album “If I load this gun, would you hold it to your heart and give your life for love”
Track 2 – “I know Hollywood and you ain’t it” at 00:54 seconds, the guitar has this heavy old school thrash feel to it which carries through the rest of the song. Good stuff
Track 3 – “Hope you Die” is a quintessential Walls of Jericho song with demon speed guitar & magnum force vocals that make you want to tear *stuff* up.
Track 6 – “The Haunted” starts off slow & eerie with this chanting then gets going. The chanting turns into the chorus. Makes for a good fight song!
Track 9 – “No Saving Me” is a great mellow tune that shows off the band’s musical talent. Plus Candace really flexes her singing skills (Reminds me of Angel off of ‘The Bound Feed the Gagged’).
This album is a must for Walls of Jericho fans. It should be required for any hardcore or metal fan. If you dig it & want to hear more Walls of Jericho check out ‘The Bound Feed the Gagged’ and ‘All Hail the Dead’. Plus if you ever get a chance to see these guys live, do it. They are one of the most intense bands you’ll ever see.