Devil-M first caught my attention approximately a month ago with their exceptional latest album, Astharat, released in 2020. Since their inception in 2011, the band has been consistently creating music that resonates with industrial metal enthusiasts. Their discography includes notable releases such as Kannst Du Sterben (2011), Revenge of the Antichrist (2014), Hollow Earth (2017), Inauguration of the Inner Third (2018), and their latest offering, Astharat (2020). I invite you to experience their music as we explore the depths of this album.
Devil-M is an extraordinary band that leaves a lasting impression in every aspect. From their branding and music videos to their press photos, concept, art, and album covers, every element comes together to create something truly awe-inspiring. Upon listening to Astharat multiple times before penning this article, I was simply blown away. Each song stands out as a unique creation, while maintaining a cohesive thread that runs through the album. As a fan of horror and thriller movies and video games, Devil-M’s music and visuals evoked vivid imagery with every listen. I closed my eyes and found myself immersed in scenes reminiscent of epic movies like Alien vs. Predator, as well as futuristic worlds portrayed in I Am Legend. The power of their music instantly transports you into their captivating realm, evoking the sensation of a potential epic movie or video game soundtrack.
Drawing influences from revered names such as Rammstein, Massive Attack, and The Prodigy, Devil-M incorporates their unique blend into their music. Regardless of whether you lean towards pop or metal, these names command respect for their significant contributions to the understanding of music. They paved the way for bands like Devil-M to carve their own path. Looking at Devil-M’s body of work, it is clear that they pour their hearts and souls into every detail of their brand, a testament to their unwavering dedication. In my eyes, they have already established themselves as an outstanding force, earning my immense respect. They embody the essence of a true artist, and I regard them with the utmost admiration.