Friday, February 10, 2012

The Devil Wears Prada: Dead Throne Music Videos

The Devil Wears Prada have dropped a Friday goodie for us!  Metal Hammer's YouTube channel has premiered the latest music video for their title track, "Dead Throne".  Personally, I was hoping to see some of the video and audio synced rather than just simple touring footage, but a good effort nonetheless.

And TDWP just keeps pumping out the music videos.  Hey, I won;t complain because I love the visuals associated with the songs.  This is the second and third music videos TDWP have released for the album "Dead Throne".  Check out the videos ("Born To Lose" and "Mammoth") below:

"The record is mostly based on idolatry. There's a lot of different lyrical content. It's not a concept record, but a lot of it has to do with anti-idolatry... it's the idea of putting up our idols, heroes, and entities we worship onto a figurative throne. Those things won't stay up there, and they're not meant to be up there. That idea behind Dead Throne is making kings out of things that shouldn't be kings." -Mike Hranica

"We aim to give listeners and fans something they can enjoy, but we'll also always make songs we personally stand behind. We'd write differently if we were purely trying to sell albums, that's just not how it works for us. No compromises." -Mike Hranica

Like I stated previously, all music videos are taken from the "Dead Throne" album which was released on September 13th, 2011 via Ferret Records.

1. Dead Throne
2. Untidaled
3. Mammoth
4. Vengeance
5. R.I.T.
6. My Questions
7. Kansas (instrumental)
8. Born to Lose
9. Forever Decay
10. Chicago
11. Constance (featuring Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying)
12. Pretenders
13. Holdfast

Produced by: TDWP and Adam Dutkiewicz
Engineered by: Adam Dutkiewicz and Jim Fogarty
Mixed by: Adam Dutkiewicz
Mastered by: Tom Baker

And as you all know, the album came with some amazing reviews.  Hailing as a great success for TDWP.

"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." - All Music

"Per usual, we hear the band foray into less dense, more melodic adventures of metalcore, as 'My Questions' asks for purpose in life over a huge sounding track that still boasts Mike Hranica’s chilling screams and plenty of punching guitars in its close. Yet, the bulk of the track is hit or miss, as the almost spacey melodies serve their purpose of exploration while the overall track seems rather anti-climactic in its delivery of setting up the breakdown finish. 'Chicago' is a beast of a track, relying more on instrumental buildup near the end to create a wall of punishing noise. The front end of the track does a stellar job of building up tension through sparse melodies and putting Hranica right in the spotlight.

While Dead Throne may be the band’s strongest penned effort to date, it does have its slight hiccups. Still, anyone who loved either of the band’s two previous outputs will find plenty to love about Dead Throne. The mixture of even heavier timbres and a continued knack for theatricals makes Dead Throne one of the strongest records the genre has produced this year." -Review Rinse Repeat

I commend you for scrolling to the bottom of the article.  Being that this article was related to the Dead Throne music video, I thought I'd be appropriate to showcase some live footage from the Dead Throne tour that was captured for an upcoming DVD/CD release.  Check out "Sassafras" and "Chicago":

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