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The Devil and the Lion

The Devil and the Lion: The Devil and the LionThe Devil and the Lion (2009)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: dumhed01dumhed01
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The Bad: The Devil and the Lion sound a lot like a little-known band named Brand New... ...with hints of Manchester Orchestra. While that's not exactly a bad thing, the unoriginality of it grates on me a bit. The lyrics and melodies remind of the two previously mentioned bands pretty often. The.
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The Bad:
The Devil and the Lion sound a lot like a little-known band named Brand New...
...with hints of Manchester Orchestra.
While that's not exactly a bad thing, the unoriginality of it grates on me a bit.
The lyrics and melodies remind of the two previously mentioned bands pretty often.
The lead singer even sounds a lot like Jesse Lacey.
But still, there's worse bands to sound like.

The Good:
There's enough of a difference here for the band to not sound like a total copy of the aforementioned bands.
The rough production suits the band's sound perfectly.
The lyrics (favorite line: "Wait 'till i tell God about the shit you've been up to" from "Throwing Up My Words").
The 'scream till your voice cracks' vocals.
This band sounds passionate as hell.
And in the sea of ridiculous haircuts and vocalists that sound like they're 11-years-old, passion can be hard to find.

High Points:
"Intro"
"The Thief"

If you like Brand New or Manchester Orchestra I suggest you check this EP out.

 

 
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SilentStorms (March 4, 2009)

I actually enjoyed this review's format. Short and to the point. He's got positive and negative without deeming which one is more poignant. Good call sir. Intrigued enough to listen, but the end game lies within the listen. Dear God that sounds like a fucking mystery novel. Or you're stupid. Either way, I'll check'em out at least. Score is for the review.

JonDreamy (March 3, 2009)

Those Classic Vibe Telecasters are supposed to be terrific.

Anyone played / own one?

nocigar (March 3, 2009)

wow, this is excellent stuff. yes, sounds exactly like brand new.

hellxblazer (March 2, 2009)

Really really good band. Sucks they broke up, I would have loved to have seen a show.

Ravnos (March 2, 2009)

I went to their myspace, and apparently they're broken up. But they're giving their work away for free, so I guess it's still worth checking out.

dumhed01 (March 1, 2009)

Haha my bad.

llmp (March 1, 2009)

Pretty bad review...might as well have just submitted the last line and called it a day.

mikexdude (March 1, 2009)

Yeah... lame review, but it could be worse: track by track reviews.

teaessare (February 28, 2009)

wow this pretty much sounds exactly like Brand New, but as you said there are a lot more worse bands to rip off.

kinda solid though

andrewg (February 28, 2009)

yeah man. this review blew. i get it, they sound like brand new.

likethemoon (February 28, 2009)

Crap score is for the crap review.

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