Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Devil Master - Ecstasies of Never Ending Night

The boundary breakers, life takers and soon to be opening for My Chemical Romance black metal punks Devil Master are back with their second full length. As someone who remembers seeing them back in basements this is a very exciting set of developments and this second album is a perfect illustration of just how good they are and all that they have accomplished over the past few years. This new album is a thriller any way you slice it and makes for some of the most compelling American black metal that I have heard in a long time. 

Devil Master are unafraid to bring in myriad influences into their unique take on black metal. When they lay out their sonic assault you hear touches of post-punk, emo and more infiltrating the sound. Yet, everything they do remains distinctly creepy and wonderfully evil. It's black metal that has grown with the times, but still manages to be profoundly black metal. Ecstasies Of Never Ending Night is exciting because it speaks to an ever evolving face of the genre and hints at all the genre is and what it could become. The end result is a sound that is iconoclastic and exciting. It's hard not to get swept up in the thrilling drama of it all. 

Ecstasies Of Never Ending Night is a stunner any way you slice it. It's a goddamn blast to hear the band raging along through tracks like "Precious Blood Of Christ Rebuked" and embracing their own inherent blasphemies. This is a super fun release and a record that I think is going to be a landmark offering that only hints at what's to come in the world of black metal. This is extreme and fundamentally weird music. Watching them take their sounds to the next level is going to be a blast, and I sense this is only the beginning. 

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