Devil-M is a promising industrial metal band I discovered about a month ago with their exceptional latest album, Astharat, which was released in 2020. The band is actively making music since 2011. They have started their careers with a full-length album, Kannst Du Sterben in 2011, continued with four more full-length albums, Revenge of the Antichrist (2014), Hollow Earth (2017), Inauguration of the Inner Third (2018) and Astharat (2020), along with many single releases. Now, please give it a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Devil-M is one of those extraordinary bands who impressed me with everything about them, branding, music videos, press photos, band image, concept, art, album covers, music style, etc. When all these things come together, they create something massive, something awe-inspiring. I listened to their latest album Astharat a few times before writing my article as I always do, and I was simply blown away with it. Every single song is unique, yet they have a lot in common as well. As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, I am a guy who is into horror/thriller movies, video games, and whatever you can think of in this genre. Devil-M’s music and visuals made me think of them every time I listened to it. I closed my eyes and immediately started seeing scenes from epic movies like Alien & Predator, along with some other futuristic stuff such as I am Legend. I loved the power of this music, which immediately pulls you into its world. I believe it has the potential to become an epic movie or video game soundtrack.
The overall music style is carrying influences from Rammstein, Massive Attack, and of course, the pioneers of this music that I grew up listening with, The Prodigy. It doesn’t matter if you are a pop or a metal guy; almost everybody in this world respects these names because of their contribution to our world’s understanding of music. They opened a brand new way for people like Devil-M. When I look at everything that belongs to Devil-M, I can tell you that this is a work of passion. They put so much effort into every single detail about their brand, which is truly admirable. In my eyes, they already separated themselves from the rest of the world with what they have done so far. I honestly don’t care about their popularity or interest in their music somewhere. I have massive respect for everything they have done. They have the right kind of attitude and image of a real artist in my eyes, and I see them as a respected one.