One listen to “Chemical”, the 3rd single from The Devil Wears Prada’s upcoming album The Act, and you could be forgiven for wondering if it was the work of the same band. Of course, one needs only listen to certain songs in their recent discography – especially the keyboard-heavy “Care More” from their 2013 album 8.18 – to note that this song’s direction shouldn’t really surprise anyone all that much. But is the song any good? Yeah! It’s got an impressive buildup that pays off with a huge, cathartic chorus.
While there’s still a couple weeks left until The Act officially drops, it’s songs like this that really show why TDWP are still a creative force in metalcore. Not always being “heavy” seems to work in their favor, to be sure.
The Devil Wears Prada will drop their new album The Act on October 11 via Solid State Records. Check out the brand new song “Lines of Your Hands” over at Alternative Press, who conducted an exclusive chat with TDWP about the new album.
Look, we’ll just offer up our informed, yet irrelevant opinion – The Devil Wears Prada have been the rare example of a post-hardcore/metalcore band that have gotten better with age. While their earlier work certainly is held in (rightfully) high nostalgic esteem by fans, it’s albums like Dead Throne and 2016’s Transit Blues that showcase how talented the band are at their craft. That’s not even counting their 2010 Zombie EP that is usually held as their most forward-thinking work.
Suffice it to say that TDWP fans should well be excited for the band’s upcoming 7th full-length album, which now has both a name and a release date of later this year.
With their breakout album With Roots Above And Branches Below celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the metalcore vets would find a way to celebrate it. They’re headed out on a short tour later this year, where they’ll play the album in its entirety, as well as be joined by Fit For A King and ’68. Check out the dates below, and revisit the album again if you haven’t. While we believe the band to have gotten better over time, this was the album that really broke them out to a wider audience – so it’s an essential listen to see their growth over the years.