This record IS the reason why I can easily name The Devil Wears Prada as one of my favorite bands at the moment. Heavier than anything they have done before,Dead Throne takes you full circle on a head pounding journey with tales of faith and restoration all the way down the line to issues such as idolatry.
On Dead Throne, we get an album that really has everything. TDWP bring it all to the plate this time: the machine gun bass drums, the chugging riffs, Mike Hranica’s nasty scream, everything that makes TDWP really good, just turned up a notch. “Dead Throne” and “Born To Lose”, two of the best tracks on the album, pick up basically where the Zombie EP left off: dark, heavy songs with a powerful message. We even get a mellower yet perhaps more dark Mike Hranica on the song “Chicago”. “Holdfast” is the most openly Christian song on the album, a very Underoath sounding song, but very awesome at the same time.
TDWP are one of those rare bands. Rare in this sense: they are a very openly Christian band, and most of their songs deal with/profess their beliefs in some way, ye they make such great music and do it in a way that even someone who may not share the same beliefs as them will like what they hear. Gone are the days of odd song titles and the like. TDWP have grown up and you can tell it in their sound. On previous releases, they were good, but really sounded like any other metal core band. With Dead Throne, they are now THE band of the metalcore genre. This is as good as it gets, and The Devil Wears Prada doesn’t disappoint.