Witch county innovators Devilment are returning to the international spotlight with a new album titled; Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes. This eleven track album from which the last two songs are bonus tracks (The Seductive Poison & Father Dali) can be considered as the most dark and extreme material the band have released so far. The songs are a reflection of the gothic and dark nature of the band, and how they have been forging their own sound since the release of their debut album The Great and Secret Show (2014)
Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes is musically and lyrically speaking one of the darkest releases of 2016. The album captures the essence of the old gothic style that can be compared without a possible escape to Cradle Of Filth‘s album Midian, but Devilment triumphs on making an album that had an irrefutable connection with a COF album, yet it breaks away from it as the beauty & and the beast parts are more romantic than raw, and the music feels more melodic that rough and heavy.
Songs like Hitchcock Blonde, Under The Thunder and Full Dark, No Stars are just an appetizer to how grandeous this record is, Life Is What You keep For The Reaper, Dea Della Morte and Entangled In Our Pride are some very macabre songs that add a sense of suspense and dark humor to the album.
Overall Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes is a good extreme gothic metal album that shows the dark potential of this British band, and how serious they are about creating powerful music. Dani Filth vocalist of Devilment talked to us about the ideas and difficulties at the time to produce this new album, their upcoming UK tour, Dani also comments on the upcoming Cradle Of Filth album and talks about a temptative long US tour for 2017.
Dec 6th – Colchester, Arts Centre
Dec 7th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Dec 9th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Dec 10th – London, Boston Music Room
Dec 11th – Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 13th – Glasgow, Stereo
Dec 14th – Newcastle, Think Tank
Dec 15th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Dec 16th – Leeds, Key Club
Dec 18th – Reading, Sub 89
Dec 19th – Southampton, Engine Rooms