Review: The Devil Wears Prada — 8:18
Christian metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada have never shied away from preaching, but this is the first time they’ve named an album after a Bible verse. Romans 8:18: “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” It’s unclear what kind of “sufferings” have been plaguing TDWP, but 8:18 is definitely bleak, harrowing, and fucking heavy. The only slivers of light are the sugary vocal melodies that color most songs. Elsewhere, the rhythms batter, the guitars assault, and even the keyboards are dark and minor key. TDWP’s “sufferings” are modern-metal fans’ “glory.” JON WIEDERHORN
Check out “Martyrs” off 8:18 below.