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DEVILYN
DEVILYN
Artefact
(Blackend Records)
35:36min

You can easily forget about the two first offerings from this Polish four piece, because "Artefact" is truly a new departure for them. New label, new line-up (with main man Nowy still leading the troops) and a better mastering in the song writing department make DEVILYN a rejuvenated band, and "Artefact" an album of the VADER "De Profundis" magnitude. It is not to be said that the two previous albums (issued on Listenable records) were weak, but then DEVILYN played a somewhat generic kind of devilish Death Metal the MORBID ANGEL way. Today, the influences from Florida are still obvious, but more subtle (if you except the band pictures, you can be fooled with them, just check and you will understand!). "Artefact" is packed with cascading riffs, twisted composing ideas, and stellar musicianship without falling in the trap of coldness and abstraction. With "Artefact", DEVILYN matured to the point of the unbelievable. Just listen to the intro of "Psalm" and you will see what I mean. The guitar work of both Bony and Dino challenges even the one of the Azagtoth / Rutan pair, I am not joking, it is that good! Poland is today the leading country when it comes to Death Metal, and DEVILYN prove the fact once again. For those who already know the band, prepare to be surprised with the progress made, for the other, just check what Death Metal with class means. Essential, a new beginning!

Edouard Vergriete

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