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The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada: Dear Love: A Beautiful DischordDear Love: A Beautiful Dischord (2006)
Rise Records

Reviewer Rating: 2
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Contributed by: BenAndThievesBenAndThieves
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The Devil Wears Prada is exactly what you would expect from a band on Rise Records: fashionable, flavor-of-the-week metalcore. Sure enough, all the staples of a generic metalcore record (alternating sing/scream vocals, dissonant breakdowns, and clichéd metal riffs) are in place on Dear Love: A Beau.


The Devil Wears Prada is exactly what you would expect from a band on Rise Records: fashionable, flavor-of-the-week metalcore. Sure enough, all the staples of a generic metalcore record (alternating sing/scream vocals, dissonant breakdowns, and clichéd metal riffs) are in place on Dear Love: A Beautiful Dischord. Top it all off with pristine production and song titles that more stupid than they are clever, and what you're left with is an album that is competent, yet ultimately disposable.

Trying to say anything positive about this disc is a challenge, to the say the least, but this band does show some skills here and there. The addition of keyboards is a nice touch, and helps add a little flair to an album otherwise completely devoid of originality. The melodic riffs that come halfway through "Texas Is South" are kind of cool, and the buildup they create is fairly epic.

Those brief flashes of musical decency aren't enough to save this CD though, and despite the band's best efforts, most of Dear Love is pretty boring. While TDWP do possess a fair amount of technical ability, they suffer greatly from being too trendy for their own good. TDWP's breakdowns sound like they were lifted directly from a Norma Jean album, who in turn lifted their entire sound directly from Botch. It's like listening to a clone of a clone, and it sucks.

Furthermore, when you give your songs names like "Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over" and "Swords, Dragons, & Diet Coke" you can't honestly expect anyone to take you seriously. Throw in lyrics like, "Welcome to the war; a martyr's challenge / Chainsaw brutality tornado strength / King of diamond, king of the grave," and it's really hard not to laugh at, rather than with, these guys.

In the end, TDWP tries too hard to conform to current scene trends, and end up falling on their faces because of it. With a little more maturity, TDWP could grow into a contender, but that probably won't happen before the trends they're busy chasing stop being cool. Oh well.

 

 
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jonahTM4M (November 18, 2008)

yeah
this record sucks
review their 2nd album
its way better

PMAShredder (July 13, 2008)

Wow this site is bad. And I just joined it.

Let's make fun of a band's name like fucking retards. Pathetic

C-Men (June 30, 2008)

awesome album. the devil wears prada is an amazing band.

Fate (March 3, 2008)

this band is awsome the first time i heard them it blew me away! i love the devil wears prada. i cant wait to see them at warped tour!!!!

MikeBizkit (October 28, 2007)

Man, all you old punk dudes are so closed minded. I'm not gona lie, this album gets pretty unintelligent in places, but the lyrics are great, it's decently technical and it's musical landscape is jaw dropping at times.
I can't believe this band is getting condemned to "fadcore" just because of the way they look.
Come on guys, come down from your high horses and enjoy some good music.

robby1122 (May 29, 2007)

In my eyes this band is very well. they are clever for the names of there song and very incredible lyrics. its not just a flashy guitar and well key boards. there stating a very good face with there name and there songs it a catholic band one and they make it sound amazing!!!the name from when i lookeed it up they said it stood for

"It's the same concept as our lyrics "emeralds hold no hope" and many many others. What we believe it to mean is that possessions don't matter at all and someday everyone will realize that this is true. When standing before God, He won't care about your sweet Prada scarf or Gucci shoes or whatever. It's a Christian reasoning for the name, we didn't name it to attempt at being fashionable or whatever." which to a lot of people is a very well band

fugazifreak (April 19, 2007)

horrible band

rkl (April 19, 2007)

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 12:28 PM (EDT)

So why is it the RIAA can sue college kids for downloading music, yet bands can name themselves after movie titles and release records under that name.... does the writer/director or author of a book get paid when I band reuses (steals the title)

Devils Wears Prada
Say Anything
.... and my brain just died. if you know more reply to this and post'em up!


http://www.publaw.com/parody.html

i googled this.
you could've too, if you weren't a lazy piece of shit.

ibitchslappedyourmama (April 16, 2007)

the name of this band is worse than 'clap your hands and say yeah'

Anonymous (April 16, 2007)

So why is it the RIAA can sue college kids for downloading music, yet bands can name themselves after movie titles and release records under that name.... does the writer/director or author of a book get paid when I band reuses (steals the title)

Devils Wears Prada
Say Anything
.... and my brain just died. if you know more reply to this and post'em up!

Kursk (April 16, 2007)

this band isn't quite as bad as Drop Dead Gorgeous

Anonymous (April 15, 2007)

hahahahaa

PervyD (April 15, 2007)

We'll just pretend that they have been around since the book was first published and that that's where they got their name from. And even given that benefit of the doubt, their music sounds like ass and their band name is still shitty.

freesandwich (April 15, 2007)

.This band is everything that is wrong with todays music.

newfoundmichael (April 15, 2007)

awful...just awful

Albert_Belle (April 14, 2007)

Jesus Wears Armani...this band is terrible by the way, just terrible.

Anonymous (April 14, 2007)

you look up "gay shit" in the dictionary and there's a picture of this

trailerparkjesus (April 14, 2007)

"WTF...this band is soooooo good. I hope they get added to warped."

"This band is fucking sweet. You guys obviously haven't heard them. So excited to see them this summer! (maybe on warped?)"

So what instument do you play in the band?

benz (April 13, 2007)

Come on, guys...

Just.... come on! It's too easy. Too, too easy.

-benz

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

wow. i really really thought that this band was a joke. i mean, who would name themslves after a movie THAT JUST CAME OUT?!?! then again, i chose to watch a youtube wid of the these guys at this christian festival called cornerstone and i see how the name works for them i guess. eh, i pass this off as simular to underoath. underoath when they had dallas sinign i guess.

anyway, ATHF the movie came out today, so i'm gonna see that thang yo!

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

This band is fucking sweet. You guys obviously haven't heard them. So excited to see them this summer! (maybe on warped?)

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

this band is a joke. end of story.

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

Wow...could this be a tie-in with the movie? Because whatshername...Princess Diaries...yeah, she's hot. And, no, I'm not in a mood for coherent or applied thought. I just realized how weird the word "thought" looks when you type it. I think I'm gonna review the Heresy "85-87" CD for tuesday.
-feeeding5000

nocigar (April 13, 2007)

ahahahhhahhhahha

tylerdurden8136 (April 13, 2007)

Terrible fucking band.

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

i wonder what PETA would have to say about this bands name.

Banal242 (April 13, 2007)

"Chainsaw brutality tornado strength"

Beautiful, Brah.

SuperRad (April 13, 2007)

Fuck these guys. I mean, I've heard some shitty band names, we all have, but ho-ly shit, this one's the worst.

wallofyouth (April 13, 2007)

what have you done with crazytoledo

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

Why is it that people mention what nice guys are in a band as though it's a defense for how shitty the band is? I've known some real assholes who've made some excellent music. These guys could spend their days rescuing kittens from trees, working in soup kitchens, and volunteering to spend time with the elderly. It wouldn't change the fact that this is just another shitty, generic mallcore band with a terrible name. These guys suck, their drummer being "an exceptionally nice fella" does nothing to change that.

WyldCannon (April 13, 2007)

When does Prada step up and sue all these people for claiming their shit is worn by evil??

superskabro (April 13, 2007)

Worst band name of the year. It's one thing to name your band after an obscure reference in a book or a movie, but the title of a very popular book/movie? What the hell? That's like naming your band "The DaVinci Code" or "E.T."

P.S. "Harry and the Potters do, in fact, rule.

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

my friend Tiffany is stoked!

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

wow, this blows. why anyone chose to name their band after a terrible book is beyond my comprehension.

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

the drummer from this band is a really exceptionally nice fella

freesandwich (April 13, 2007)

Myspace sluts are stoked.

Holy_Balls (April 13, 2007)

The Devil Wears Spandex. El Satan Malvado Grande

mikelagglesby (April 13, 2007)

"Itâ??s like listening to a clone of a clone, and it sucks."

hahaha

freesandwich (April 13, 2007)

"Why would you name your band this?"

Because it appeals to the same kind of people that watch the movie.

Greenvandal (April 13, 2007)

Why would you name your band this?

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

WTF...this band is soooooo good. I hope they get added to warped.

MikeStupid (April 13, 2007)

Maybe the worst band name in history.

Anonymous (April 13, 2007)

holy crap. a completely original concept: trendy metalcore with stupid-sounding "creative" names. first Hey Mike, and now this; it surprises me how many totally original bands there are these days. surely a defiant spitting in the face of those who feel that the current music scene is dead. be prepared for The Devil Wears Prada to continue exploring the limitless creative territory that has definately not already been picked clean by the swarms of other metalcore bands with stupid-sounding long names.

once again, my congratulations to these guys. their totally original concept really knocked it out of the park.

inagreendase (April 13, 2007)

I think the keyboards just cause them to sound exactly like Underoath. Not that it makes them any better or worse.

Otherwise, pretty perfect review. I wouldn't be so generous, though.

stevejonestherealbones (April 13, 2007)

romos

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

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