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A DEVIL'S DIN

Crossover Prog • Canada


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A DEVIL'S DIN are 4 men who play rock music that, while maintaining melodic pop sensiblities, is not afraid to take it to a level that is considered psychedelic and progressive. It is a darkly intense foray of vocal hooks and fuzzed out guitar riffs; thunderous drums rolling around a deep, pulsing bass; a sonic journey that engages both body and mind.

Formed in 2008 by David LINES, a Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist and session player, A DEVIL'S DIN has been steadily establishing itself as a dynamic and powerful live band in the ever-expanding sea of mind-altered/ing rock music coming out of the city. With Dominick LEGER trading leads on his Les Paul, and the mighty rhythmic duo of Tom CHOLLET on bass and Dominique SALAMEH on drums, they are a musical force to be reckoned with.

They describe themselves as a hand-crafted musical flying machine, designed both for terrestrial atmospheric conditions and deep space flight. Dark and intense, nebulous and obscure, the adventure in sound that is A DEVIL'S DIN will captivate and stimulate; at times both frightening and soothing.

Fuzzed-out wailing guitars etch out melodic phrases over the primal pounding of drums while the bass thunders below like sub-sonic ordinance. Words designed to entice and incite fall like acid rain, burning through reality-tunnels, altering perceptions.

''ONE DAY ALL THIS WILL BE YOURS'', the debut, was officially released in June 2011 and has been steadily growing in popularity in the underground music community. Lorraine CARPENTER, then-music editor of the Montreal Mirror described it as, ''Rock 'n' roll on the timeless precipice of psychedelic, progressive, transgressive danger. Be warned.''

In the New Physics, time and space are one. There and then, A DEVIL'S DIN wants to be the soundtrack.

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3.05 | 2 ratings
One Day All This Will Be Yours
2011
3.00 | 2 ratings
Skylight
2016

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3.05 | 2 ratings

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A Devil's Din Crossover Prog

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3 stars There are a lot of bands like A Devil's Din. I mean, self-produced, independent bands, hard-working guys that usually spend a bunch of years to be able to debut in the recording world.

One Day All This Will Be Yours (2011) is A Devil's Din a Canadian band, debut album and it was released by the new label Island Dive Records. The band is formed by Dave Lines (vocals, guitars and keyboards), Colin Burnett (drums), Charles-Etienne Doucet (guitars) and Mikael Tobias (bass).

The first thing that you see when you get the pretty digipack in your hands is that if you never listened to the band you'll think it's a Metal band. The illustration on the cover is a nice one, made by Valerie McBain. It's even more evident in the booklet, a big poster on which you have all the lyrics, info and photos on one side and on the other, you have the same painting but big. But still, the band's logo and the illustration make you think it's a Metal album. And it's not.

Quite hard to point in which sub-genre A Devil's Din. They have a bit of everything. The opening track 'Genus Nova' is a great track, a different kind of Prog feeling. You may recognize this melody, but then, you realize that you don't. I can hear a bit of Silverchair in their latest albums here. The next track 'Answers' keeps the rock going on with a bit of humour.

But then from the third track on we have a downhill up to almost the end of the album. Maybe it's because One Day All This Will Be Yours (2011) was recorded in two different studios, but the next tracks sound completely different. ' If Only I Could Explain' is too 'regular', there's nothing in the track. 'She Sings A Silent Hollow' is also weak. 'Don't Stand A Chance' and 'Flesh Robotica' have a really bad drum sound, almost plastic. But the first one shows Mikael Tobias' bass thundering away with nice lines.

'Higher Than Desire' is a ballad, but the production of the album keeps killing the songs. Dave Lines (vocals, guitars, keyboards and production) is a very good writer and his lyrics are excellent. But overall, the band need more variation within their songs. A bit more of polishing.

Then we have 'Star Baby' that shows us A Devil's Din of the beginning of the album with a good production. This is a very good song. 'Falling Star' and 'WARGASM!' have good ideas and good riffs. And wisely the band finished the album with 'Recipe For An Onion'. This is an acoustic guitar driven song with great chords changing and a very good ending.

There's also an unnamed track in One Day All This Will Be Yours (2011). In fact, there are two, but track 12 is only silence, track 13 is a hidden bonus song that is a bit more straight rock. The name of the track is 'Reset', but I only know that because of their Soundcloud page, because there's nothing on the CD about it. This one could be easily on the album in the place of one of the weaker tracks.

A Devil's Din's One Day All This Will Be Yours (2011) lacks in unity, which can be understood because it is the first album of the band and they have a lot to learn. Unfortunately, the band suffers the evil of many independent recordings: Poor recording and mixing. But the band has one very important thing! Good songs. And even more special, great lyrics. Their next album if well produced and well-crafted with songs will be a very good one. And by the sample they gave us not long ago in their Soundcloud page (soundcloud.com/adevilsdin/skylight) we can expect a good second album.

(Originally posted on progshine.net)

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