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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2013
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I did not rate this album 5 stars because it was so awesome, but because it definitely contains an evolved sound and progressive style.
I believe Dead Throne was the beginning of Prada taking further steps to evolve and improve their sound. Leaving the overproduced style that was in With Roots Above and Branches Below and entering new solid ground has definitely made them sound that much better. They made a good decision with utilizing Matt Goldman and Adam D. in 8:18 just like Underoath did with Lost in the Sound and Define. This record is more intricate, darker, and real compared to their previous releases which makes it definitely worth buying and listening to.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2013
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It seems impossible to think that a band like THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA could be able to take their sound to completely new levels. The band has been progressing ever since their 2009 album WITH ROOTS ABOVE AND BRANCHES BELOW, and continue to do so with 8:18, which is the band at their most creative to date. The vocals (from both Mike and Jeremy) are a vast improvement from their previous albums, the guitar work has much more bite to it than ever before, and the lyrics are darker and more emotional than anything from DEAD THRONE. The band even goes into AS I LAY DYING territory with the song FIRST SIGHT, which is probably my favorite track on the album and sounds a lot like CAUTERIZE from AILD's latest album AWAKENED, particularly in the chorus and the breakdowns. I went into this with medium expectations, and thankfully, the album has surpassed them. Other than one song I don't particularly care for (CARE MORE), 8:18 may be THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA's best and most creative album yet, and hopefully the band progresses further after this.

Rating: 5 stars/5 stars
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2013
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Definitely does not disappoint! If you are a TDWP fan or have never heard of them this is an album well worth the purchase.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2013
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My excitement for this album back when it was announced much earlier this year (or maybe even very late 2012) was through the roof. The Devil Wears Prada has become my favorite band over the last couple years and I can't get enough of their brilliant riffing, lyrics and combination of metal and pop. So more was definitely welcome.

Then I saw them here in Denver at a very small show (maybe around 200 people) in February. It was the first show since they played Mayhem the summer before and was a warmup show before their co-headlining tour with As I Lay Dying. They debuted "Gloom" which was pretty awesome to hear for the first time ever being played for audiences.

Fast forward to last week when the album was put online by some website to stream a week before its release and wow. What a complete disappointment. No fan of this band will tell you that Mike's scream live is incredible. It's not. He's no Austin Carlisle, but he still gives it his all and puts on an amazing live show. Plus, his low-end vocals are fantastic so that makes up for it. And the studio albums always have pristine screams (clearly from combining many, MANY takes).

Until now.

8:18 sounds like the band eschewed almost all melody and clever song writing in favor of just being as heavy as possible and that Mike just doesn't care anymore how his vocals sound because it sounds like the screams were recorded all in one take without any real effort to make them sound better. His voice is going and he's not trying to hide it. While I respect that and realize how incredibly difficult it is to be a metal vocalist (especially one who screams AND growls), maybe it's time he changes his voice again (listen to the way he growls on Plagues and then compare it to Roots, Zombie EP and Dead Throne) because right now it just sounds like he doesn't care.

This band seems to have lost what made them so fantastic and truly stand out in the bloated world of metalcore. Now, they sound like any other act trying to be really heavy with a vocalist who's clearly bitten off more than he can chew. I'm not gonna stop listening to them (or even this album), but I can't help feeling that we've seen TDWP peak and that's kinda sad.

I want to give this album 2 stars but the enormous fan in me won't allow it. People just discovering TDWP now: check out Plagues, With Roots Above and Branches Below, Zombie EP and Dead Throne for examples of what this band can REALLY do.
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on June 24, 2014
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His screams sounded a little whiny and annoying at first, but it slowly became this genuine and passionate yelling that grew on me more and more. He sounds like he's really out of breath from putting so much effort. I appreciate it.

The songs are interesting and refreshing considering how predictable and basic this genre can be. They've done well in straying away from the generic song writing.

The lyrics, however, are the most impressive. I'm not a Christian, but these words hit me hard. They don't just shove god and jesus down your throat. They focus more on metaphorical messages that everyone can benefit from.

"In blood and organs we fall apart,
and in our likeness, we must join in heart."
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on May 1, 2014
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We expect that rush we got the moment we first loved them. Whichever album, whichever song, we develop an affinity that translates into a sort of ownership in our minds. That's why when bands come out with something that bucks that expectation we feel cheated, let down, right off the bat. I'm of the opinion that if you like a follow up album right out of the gate it's a strong indicator for weakness. Not always, but often.

People change. It's a fact, an undeniable truth as immutable and unchangeable as the ocean tide. So it follows that it should be utterly impossible to create a work of art highly similar to the last while still remaining sincere, still putting your heart into it. To an extent, if you're continuing to put your heart into your art, it HAS to evolve. Evidence to that effect can be found in your music collections, if they're anything like mine, the ones that contain the most heart, the most artistic genius, are the ones that evolve.

HOWEVER, there is a hybrid, more powerful than both: A balance you can reach, between similarity (keeping your style), and changing (evolving musically), that is stronger than one or the other by itself. Suffice it to say that The Devil Wears Prada have managed to strike that balance pretty well with 8:18. I loved With Roots Above and Branches Below to an extent, this is not like that album, and after listening through the automatic betrayal that brings with it, you begin to hear the glory that comes with art from the soul.

Fun Stuff. Give it a buy.
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on April 21, 2014
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I listened to it every day for like a month or more straight and never got sick of it, I let my friend borrow it and idk if she'll give it back because she likes it so much
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on March 13, 2014
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THANK YOU AGAIN THIS IS A GREAT TRANSACTION. YOU ROCK! GREAT PRICE AND PRODUCT GOD BLESS YOU AND AGAIN THANK YOU!
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on March 7, 2014
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TDWP matures with every album and this is not exception. Each song has it's own feel to it, and the lyrics are dark and deep. The first time I listened to a few song on the album, it was like being hit in the chest when I really listened for the lyrics. To me, it seems they've strayed from layering their songs with "Christian" lyrics but have still kept the spiritual aspect without it being in your face. All in all, 8:18 was wonderful to sit and listen to and I will certainly be listening to it years to come.
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on February 12, 2014
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my boyfriend loves this band ad he told me that he was thinking about buying this CD, god thing I beat him to it. he was really happy when I gave it to him
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