With Roots Above And Branches Below
Released: May 2009
Label: Ferret Music
Leading the metalcore for the digital age, young guns the Devil Wears Prada return with their Ferret Records debut. The band utilizes a vast range of styles -- from the crushing "Dez Moines" to the piano ballad "Louder Than Thunder" -- which some in the metalcore scene praise and others criticize. Still, they represent the liveliness of their genre with a booming mesh of sparkling synths, calculated scream-sing growls, layered guitar melodies, vicious breakdowns and witty song titles ("I Hate Buffering," "Wapakalypse").