BAND Devil Cross
ALBUM THIS MORTAL COIL
LABEL Fighter Records
OUT Dec 7th, 2021
OUR RATING 80/100
The Canadian/American Epic HM band DEVIL CROSS, is ready to unleash the upcoming debut album "This Mortal Coil", which will be released in December 7th, 2021 through Fighter Records on CD, 12"LP, Cassette & Digital.
DEVIL CROSS consists of of Jo Steel (ICE WAR/APHRODITE) on bass/ vocals, Brennan Whitworth (APHRODITE/ CANNIBAL) on guitar and Trevor William Church (Haunt) on drums, who has been in charge of mixing the album at his own studios in Fresno (USA).
The fantasy and occult lyrics are allegorical and deal with deep personal issues of depression, anger, frustration, abandonment, sadness and alienation.
DEVIL CROSS has teamed up with French fantasy painter Didier Normand who created some great cover art.
Ten songs and a bonus track in this album opened by SHATTERED HOPES, a great example of traditional HM, followed by grandiloquent WARRIOR DEEP INSIDE.
More fluent DARK SPIRITS, with a great solo to remark, followed by direct CRUSH KILL.
Some 70’s influence in DEVASTATION and SHE’S GOT THE MARK, followed by one of our favorite, BURN THE WITCH, maybe not the the most original title in the history of the metal but effective.
They go on with SLAYER OF DRAGONS, with some punky influences, the title track, so traditional, and DIG YOUR OWN GRAVE that ends in the best way a great album.
01. Shattered Hopes
02. Warrior Deep Inside
03. Dark Spirits
04. Crush Kill
06. She's Got the Mark
07. Burn the Witch
08. Slayer of Dragons
09. This Mortal Coil
10. Dig Your Own Grave
11. Shattered Illusion (Detente cover) - CD bonus