The Devil's Blood-The Thousandfold Epicentre
Metal Blade Records2012
I can't be the only one who thinks this is an odd signing for Metal Blade Records. Or am I alone in that thought? Here we have a band obviously influenced by the likes of Heart (musically) and Coven (musically as well as lyrically). Seems a tad odd for a label like Metal Blade Records. Even so these Dutch occult rockers make for an interesting listen. Light the candles if you must and sit back and soak in the sounds of sixties and seventies rock. This is a long lost underground psychedelic infused rock LP right? Sure sounds like it. The Heart and Coven sounds are pretty up front although buried in there is some Jefferson Airplane, Black Widow and the like. It all sounds equally spooky and charming even if they are pledging some oath to death or what not. All in all a pleasant journey even if I half expected to hear Ann and Nancy Wilson turn up at some point.