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    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:47:03

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    Metal got its own answer to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    The Devil Wears Prada reach a new musical galaxy altogether with Space, out August 21 via Rise Records. The quartet—Mike Hranica [lead vocals, guitars], Jeremy DePoyster [clean vocals, guitars], Andy Trick [bass], and Daniel Williams [drums]—deliver a conceptual trip that's both gnashingly heavy and entrancingly expansive. Fans have begged for another EP from the group since 2010's milestone Zombie EP where they managed to successfully weave together viciously vivid lyrics about the apocalypse with their patented metallic maelstrom. It was a shining moment for The Devil Wears Prada, so much so that they even launched a tour to commemorate the set's fifth anniversary this year. However, Space sees them reach another level yet again. You wanted another concept EP, you get it.

    This time around, the story plays out even more cinematically. From Hranica's scream of "Go" on "Planet A," the band sputters out into the blackness taking listeners with them along for the ride. It's fueled by pummeling polyrhythmic guitars, mind-bending drums, and a distinct bulldozing bass. At the same time, the tracks possess an airy warm resulting from the shimmering synths and keys. "Alien" remains guttural and terrifying as the EP's protagonist comes face-to-face with every spacefarer's worst fear, while the heavy stomp of "Moongod" seamlessly crashes into the divinely dark "Celestial Mechanics." "Supernova" explodes on impact, seeing Hranica pair that brutality and beauty into a heavy yet lavish intergalactic pastiche. Everything comes to a head on "Asteroid" where the elements all converge into one ethereal and emotional blast. It's a stand out that's bound to captivate live.

    Listen to "Supernova" Below

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