Dead Throne

Dead Throne

by The Devil Wears PradaThe Devil Wears Prada

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Overview

For the Devil Wears Prada's fourth album, Dead Throne, the Christian metalcore six-piece is at its most technical and most brutal. Mike Hranica is a vocal beast, alternating between banshee screams and a Cookie Monster growl, while the rest of the members deliver muscular drop-D power chords, bottom-heavy bass riffs, and ferocious drumming. Sonically, the tone is equally massive. New producer Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace) intensifies things by crushing the frequencies to a damaged maximum. Then, the producer of the group's back catalog, Joey Sturgis, was brought back on board to emphasize James Baney's spine-chilling keyboard orchestration and add some digital touches in the way of vocal effects and choppy ambient sound bursts. Ultimately, Dead Throne is a multi-segmented 40-minute detonation. The songs are shorter and easier to differentiate than on earlier outings, but still run together -- as they commonly do in technical metalcore and European symphonic metal. Segments are marked by a heavy breakdown, a burst of shredding, a sudden tempo shift, or a switch to the main melodic component, Jeremy DePoyster's emo-inflected voice. As a bonus, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis makes a guest appearance and roars back and forth with Hranica on "Constance," one of Dead Throne's most powerful moments. But then again, picking a highlight is futile when an album is this merciless.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Ferret Records
UPC: 0828136014322
catalogNumber: 60143

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Devil Wears Prada   Primary Artist
Tim Lambesis   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Chris Rubey   Group Member
James Baney   Group Member
Jeremy DePoyster   Group Member
Daniel Williams   Group Member
Mike Hranica   Group Member
Andy Trick   Group Member
Joey Sturgis   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Dan SeaGrave   Illustrations
John Youngman   Management
Jim Fogarty   Engineer
Randy Dease   Management
Adam Dutkiewicz   Producer,Engineer
Devil Wears Prada   Composer,Producer
Chris Rubey   Art Direction
Mike Hranica   Art Direction
Jeremy McKinnon   Additional Production
Joey Sturgis   Synthesizer Producer
Dave Shapiro   Booking
Ben Wilcox   Demo Engineer
Paul Ryan   Booking
Scott Bradford   Legal Advisor
Mark Mercado   Management

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