TRUST NO ONE
RELEASED 13TH MAY 2016 (NAPALM RECORDS)
1) TESTIMONY OF TRUTH
2) BAD DEEDS
3) MY NIGHT SKY
4) THIS DECEPTION
5) ABOVE IT ALL
7) TRUST NO ONE
8) FEELING UNGODLY
10) FOR WHAT ITS WORTH
OUT OF 10
WORDS BYPAUL 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 DevilDriver 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 DevilDrivers' 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 DevilDriver 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 DevilDriver at their level best and ticking all my boxes for accessibility and talent.
Trust No One is a must for all DevilDriver fans and an advisable pick for non fans. You won't be disappointed!!