Beast

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  • Summary: The fifth album for the metal band from Santa Barbara was produced by Mark Lewis.
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  1. Mar 10, 2011
    80
    From start to finish, Beast is a return to form for DevilDriver, delivering their patented mix of pummeling and soaring melodic death metal soaked in a healthy vat of groove.
  2. Mar 10, 2011
    80
    Ruthlessly combining technical brutality and pure fucking class, DevilDriver have finally come of age.
  3. Alternative Press
    Mar 10, 2011
    80
    With stunning soloing by guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick further enlivening the proceedings, this is really is state-of-the-art metal designed to destroy everything unfortunate enough to be in its path. [March 2011, p.93]
  4. Kerrang!
    Mar 10, 2011
    80
    There are few surprises on Beast but it is another superbly realised slab of dynamically raging noise. [12 Feb 2011, p.50]
  5. Mar 10, 2011
    75
    There might be something deeper rolling around here than "There's nothing that will change me/There's nothing sure as shit" ("Bring the Fight"). Probably not, but if you want to bang your head, this will do the trick.
  6. Mar 10, 2011
    70
    There are moments when a few different "shades" of heavy are detected, including the beginning of the aforementioned "Shitlist" and the album-closer, "Lend Myself to the Night." However, for those who like excuse-free metal cranked to ten from beginning to end, DevilDriver have assembled one gnarly Beast for you.
  7. Apr 28, 2011
    70
    Their fifth album, Beast, lives up to its namesake by being the fastest, most intense, and overwhelmingly heaviest record of their career.
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