Bible of the devil-For the love of thugs and fools
Cruz Del Sur
So here's the latest from Bible of the devil. We know from their past work that we'll likely get some stoner/classic style metal with influences from Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and NWOBHM bands. "For the love of thugs and fools" falls into that formula more or less. That's not a bad formula to subscribe to and it has worked for them well enough in the past. The thing is this time around we get an album almost of of halves as far as quality. "Sexual overture/While you were away" kicks it off with the first half being an alright introduction and the second part is a just slightly better but rather typical stomping kind of track. "Out for blood" steps the tempo up a bit and sounds kind of like Zoetrope only more basic and with less spectacular drumming. "Raw and order" is a mid-paced hard rocker that benefits from decent solos. "The Parcher" attempts to be steady, but begins and ends the same-mundane. "I know what is right (in the night)" has a bit more punch, but all too often feels like the band is holding back in places. "Anytime" and finally they get into their mandatory Thin Lizzy style song, nothing wrong with that because they excel and they mix some other parts in with it as well. "Can't turn off the sun" reminds me of early Dio at first, but ventures off into an anthem and they hold it together pretty well. Woo-who "Yer Boy" is up next and it's more Thin Lizzy inspired rock that they handle so well. The closer "Night Street" has a NWOBHM flavor and it's nothing new or spectacular, but it's very tight and pumps along nicely. This was an uneven album although it eventually leans over to the positive side a little more.