Dead Throne - The Devil Wears Prada
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  1. There is a sense of urgency and maturity here that few in the genre will be able to replicate. So forget the throne, The Devil Wears Prada doesn't need it to prove that they've released the best metalcore album of the year.
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    While modern metalcore acts are a dime a dozen now, the fourth full-length from the Devil Wears Prada should lay waste to any usurpers attempting to seize their rightful crown. [Oct 2011, p.107]
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    There are dramatic dynamic shifts and a defter blend of melody and muscle, making this by far the best album the Ohio outfit have yet produced. [10 Sep 2011, p.51]
  4. Sep 13, 2011
    70
    The songs here have every frequency not only covered but cranked to 11. That's a plus when the writing is equally heroic, as with "My Questions," "Born to Lose," or the stunning "Holdfast," but when the songs don't measure up melodically or thematically, as with the overly ornate "R.I.T.," the sonic heft only underscores the failings
  5. Sep 30, 2011
    70
    For the Devil Wears Prada's fourth album, Dead Throne, the Christian metalcore six-piece is at its most technical and most brutal.
  6. Sep 21, 2011
    60
    Christians The Devil Wears Prada are in possession of the worst name is metalcore, yet their music is punishing. [Oct 2011, p.120]
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    Dead Throne is outstanding. Now I'm not saying that merely based on the fact that The Devil Wears Prada is my favorite band..... Musically the album is awesome from track 1 til the end. They have set a new bar for metalcore and and everyone else in the genre will be reaching for that bar for a long time. Prada seems to out do themselves with every album and this takes them another step in that direction. If you listen to metal/hardcore, you need to give this album a listen. For some it may a take a couple listens to appreciate, but believe me, it is AMAZING! Collapse
  2. Jan 1, 2012
    10
    the Dead Throne is my album of the year. TDWP previously had a lot of good singles but not really a consistent album until Zombie. With the overwhelming positive feedback from the EP, they brought the sound back for a full release so it has a very heavy and sometimes dark sound through out the Dead Throne. Also with Adam Dutkiewicz producing, there's little details that make each song stand out from the others. But one of my favorite parts of the album is the structure of it. It feels like a 3 act show. track 1-6, act 1, 7-9 act 2, and 10-13 act 3. With this the album flows really well never overwhelming and always entertaining. The only thing i didn't really like is that its kind of a short album but for the quality and the detail in each song song, its easy to look over the 40 min length. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    What can I say other than amazing. From Vox to drums, it is amazing lyrics are meaningful. I know some christians don't clearly understand the lyrics but they have a huge meaning behind them. Which is one reason why I love this album and all the other albums of theirs. They ALL have a meaning. And this one is really getting there. "we've put the world up onto a dead throne. " keep rocking TDWP Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    6
    It's a drift from the funner, more creative Zombie EP, and despite the extra punk-esque shouts and industrial sound effects, Dead Throne is more on the generic side of metalcore and refuses to give The Devil Wears Prada any reason to reach outside of their primary fan base. However, that's not saying the album's a bad thing, which it definitely isn't. By distancing themselves from the style and focusing more on the substance of the post-hardcore genre, the band can be taken more seriously. And Hranica's vocals have progressively improved as well, become one of the most innovative unclean vocalists in the 2000s. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2012
    5
    While Dead Throne is certainly more mature and wiser than the band's previous material, Dead Throne succumbs to a far more generic and underwhelming sound that fails to reach outside of their primary fan base, despite its fusion of straightforward metalcore, industrial-influenced sound effects and synthesizers, and 1990's punk-esque shouts. Expand