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The Devil Wears Prada: Plagues

The Devil Wears Prada is a metalcore band from Dayton, OH. They are currently signed to Rise Records. In 2005, I was searching the net for some new material and found TDWP. I immediately bought their debut record Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord, the album was very well done and immediately had become one of my personal favorites for this genre.

The bands sophomore album Plagues is set to release August 21; over 400 copies were sold pre-release date during shows, interviews, etc. After finally listening to the new CD, I was very impressed by the bands progress and sticking to their lyrical messages. The only part that was "lacking" in the album was the guitar work of Chris Rubey and Jeremy DePoyster. I felt that the guitar work had not matured and was actually not as well done on Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord. However, the drumming in Plagues was great by Daniel Williams. DePoysters vocals were also very well done with an Anthony Green sort-of sound.

The albums opener begins with an eerie undertone; almost as if you're at the bottom of a well. In complete darkness. You hear sounds in the distance and then a hot breathe on the back of your neck. Rubey and DePoyster come slamming in. With Mike Hranica on vocals shortly after.

The Devil Wears Prada - "Goats on a Boat"

The Bands Name: The inspiration for the bands name did in fact come from the book of the same title. However, the movie was released shortly after they got together. Mike Hranica has made a comment further explaining the name on the bands blog:

"It's the same concept as our lyrics 'emeralds hold no hope' and many many others. What we believe it to mean is that possessions don't matter at all and someday everyone will realize that this is true. When standing before God, He won't care about your sweet Prada scarf or Gucci shoes or whatever. It's a Christian reasoning for the name, we didn't name it to attempt at being fashionable or whatever."


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