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This is a strikingly accomplished release with a real Metal bite.

Formed in 2005, Diablo Blvd are from Belgium and are named after a Corrosion Of Conformity song. This is the bands' third release and could well be the one to put them firmly on the map. The music is darkly seductive with a commercial edge, and this is what makes DB stand out from the competition.

Imagine Glen Danzig fronting something like a lighter Pantera and you have the blueprint for 'Beyond The Veil'. The guitars chug alongside the gut-bucket bass guitar while vocalist Alex Agnew displays a truly commanding voice.

The intricate vocal harmonies and complex guitar work make 'Rise Like Lions' a mini, Gothic Metal epic followed by a delicious slice of Hard Rock/Speed Metal that combines well in 'Get Up 9' which simply tears out of the speakers in an old-school style.

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The influence of Type O Negative stains the title track 'Follow The Deadlights', the song creeps and slithers like a deadly fog, before descending on its victim. Whereas hook-laden Groove Metal best describes 'Son Of Cain', the vocals carry a melody of evil intent mixed with some emotionally charged power.

'We Are Legion' has a feverish atmosphere, that is only cut apart by the razor sharp guitar work from Andries Beckers and Dave Hubrechts whilst 'End Of Time' has a Eastern-influence with a super-charged Metal approach, not dissimilar to Primal Fear.

In short, this is a strikingly accomplished release with a real Metal bite.

Ray Paul

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