, Groove Metal
, Dance Metal
, Thrash Metal
, Death Metal
. How many fucking genres can you tie to one fucking album !? It’s ridiculous. Just call it Metal
, and be done with it !
I know this album was released in early 2007, and has probably been reviewed 1000 times over, given that they’ve released 3 albums since they got together in 2003 (this one being their third). They rose very quickly through the metal scene, most likely thanks to having former Coal Chamber
front man Dez Fafara as their own. They’ve been referred to as the ‘New Pantera
’. In my eyes though, if that is the case, they picked up from where Pantera
left off after the release of ‘Vulgar Display of Power
’, I didn’t really like Panteras next three albums after that.
With only one minor line-up change since the release of their self titled debut in 2003, that was replacing guitarist Evan Pitts with Mike Spreitzer, their music has become much more refined... it doesn’t have that raw, grindy, almost punky feel of the other two albums before it. (album #2 – The Fury
Of Our Makers Hand
The Last Kind Words
, for the most part is very down tuned, with plenty of bass, until it comes to the solos. It also, for some reason has keyboard outros on tracks 5 and the final track, 11, ‘These Fighting Words’ and ‘The Axe
’ respectively. On TFW, it kind of fits, but, sadly, for TASF, it doesn’t. It definitely isn’t a way to exit from 45minutes of excellent guitar riffs, and Bass drum Brutality
Now, I’m not trying to throw a negative spin over the album, I’m just pointing out its very few flaws... Lol.
This album, coupled with its low guitar/bass riffs, and hard blast beats also delivers a message, but in a slightly more subtle way than the Endstille
album I reviewed earlier. It is also a very different message. This album is about the trials you have to face throughout life, and the harsh judgements cast upon humanity. My favourite track on this album is track 9, ‘Tirades of Truth’, in which God
delivers his final judgement upon us... “...and The Last Kind Words
ever said will be !.. You shall live below Angels !.. And
s !!!!!” We are made aware of this through Dez Fafaras brutal vocals, using his gravelly voice and DeathRoars very well.
its more refined feel, it is definitely a must have for Devildriver
fans worldwide, and suggested for fans of – Lamb of God