Label: Fastball Music Releasedate: 03-04-2020
Demonhead is an Australian formation making Heavy Metal. The band had their debut album out in 2015 and a new album followed in 2019. Anno 2020 they bring it to other continents via Fastball Music and so we can have a go at “Black Devil Lies”.
Demonhead is not making the most stereotypical Heavy Metal, instead they mix it up with a bit of Thrash. While the catchiness and melodic elements remain quite the main part the band has managed to give their sound a face of its own.
The band is giving us the impression that the live shows are quite energetic and intense. Listen for example to “Children of The Night” which seems to be made for live performances. As a recorded track it is catchy enough, but we can see this one getting more dynamic with a bunch of fans responding to it.
The band was about to tour with Geoff Tate, which seems like a good match to us. Of course the tour was not getting through due to the Corona virus but it kind of indicates what kind of audience would enjoy this kind of release. It is an interesting one to listen to, not like you have never heard it before, but exciting enough that you want to have it spinning quite a bit. Well done.
1. Against the Grain
2. Betrayal Avenged
3. The Ritual
4. Children of the Night
5. Blood Debt
6. Black Devil Lies
7. Eyes of the Insane
9. Double Cross the Dead
10. Face Your Demons