The Devil’s Blood is one of the most complex bands I’ve had to describe. Some bands you just expect corpse paint, satanic lyrics, burning crosses etc… but what I really admire here is the subtle approach they have towards singing and praising Lucifer himself. You can’t even call The Devil’s Blood metal; it’s more 70’s rock and roll. Think Thin Lizzy, meets Jefferson Airplane, meets 70’s Heart, meets Jimi Hendrix but with a much more sinister and darker side. When you hear vocalist, F. the Mouth of Satan sing you can hear the influences of Grace Slick and Anne Wilson channel through her and at the same time images of Charles Manson instantly pop up in your head.
The album has a dark and moody vibe all the way through the album but again it’s so subtly done its brilliant by being so restrained and calm. “Christ or Cocaine” is one of my favorite tracks and embodies the vibe of Anne Wilson but F. also knows how to make it her own “House of 1000 Voices” is another great track that combines horror with rock and roll. You can envision a bunch of hippies in a haze of smoke after a night of blood-sacrificing rituals listening to this. The guitar melodies are all spot on, never really slows down, all up tempo and keeps the listener’s attention. “Angel’s Prayer” is classic Thin Lizzy; you can’t really miss it when you hear the guitar tracks right before F.’s vocals come in. Again, none of these tracks really hit heavy metal status, let alone black metal status so if you’re used to or expecting something with more intensity this will probably bore you if you’re not paying close attention.
A lot of seventies rock and hard rock have all gotten a bad rap but I highly advise that you do not pass off “The Time of No Time Evermore”. It’s like if Grace Slick, Rob Zombie, Jim Morrison, and Charles Manson all had a chance to get together at one time; this is what they would have created. The viciousness of the lyrics combined with F. the Mouth of Satan’s melody is eerie, haunting, and incredible. You definitely want to check this one out![Visit the band's website]