DEVIL DRIVER

TRUST NO ONE

RELEASED 13TH MAY 2016 (NAPALM RECORDS)


TRACK LISTING:
1) TESTIMONY OF TRUTH
2) BAD DEEDS
3) MY NIGHT SKY
4) THIS DECEPTION
5) ABOVE IT ALL
6) DAYBREAK
7) TRUST NO ONE
8) FEELING UNGODLY
9) RETRIBUTION
10) FOR WHAT ITS WORTH 

 

OUR RATING
9.5
OUT OF 10

WORDS BY
PAUL CLARKE 

 


Well, I must say that Dez Fafara and company have been busy since last year.  Busy crafting this latest sonic kick to the pods "Trust No One".  With the album originally revealed in November 2015,  Devildriver released a taster of things to come in March 2016, in the form of the single 'Daybreak', which gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect on the album.

Being a fan of Devil Driver since the amazing "Pray For Villains" with its melodic death metal grooves and airtight performance and production, I was quivering with childish glee when the invite came to review Devil Drivers' seventh full length "Trust No One". 
Did it disappoint?  Not bloody likely!

Prime crunching riffage, incendiary solos, thunderous double kick drumming, plutonium heavy bass, and the gravelly low pitched roar from the voice of Coal Chamber.  What could go wrong?  Absolutely nothing, that's what.  Trust No One is aggressive and masterfully polished from beginning to end and worthy of many sell out crowds when Devil Driver bless our ears with it live. 

To be honest, there are not really any low points to address here and it comes very close in quality and staying power to Exumer's "The Raging Tides", which is very high praise indeed as I gave it a very rare 10/10.  Particular favourites for me here would be 'Daybreak' and the title track 'Trust No One'.  The first of which is possibly down to a little more familiarity with the track, and the latter in my opinion is Devil Driver at their level best and ticking all my boxes for accessability and talent.

Trust No One is a must for all Devil Driver fans and an advisable pick for non fans. You won't be disappointed!!