Inspired by World War Z, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and The Zombie Survival Guide, the Devil Wears Prada's 2010 Zombie EP is a loose concept about - you guessed it - zombies. The theme makes for a break from the screamo norm and finds the band in a rare light: having fun with a pet project. However, since a full album of songs about brutalizing the undead might be a tad wearing, singer Mike Hranica wisely chose to keep the running time short, with five songs under the five-minute mark. Keeping in line with the DWP discography, the band continues to progress further into metalcore territory, and this works exceptionally well, considering the setting (“In a sea of stinking rot - in a place where living humans are no longer the hunters). Howls and growls perfectly fit with the plotline about blowing clumsy beasts to bits. ForRevive,
Hranca takes on the role of a gruff drill sargeant, insisting thatthe cure is a shotgun,
while second vocalist Jeremy DePoyster sings narrative cleanly from the background, to observe thatAll is lost in the flood of the living dead.
The Devil Wears Prada's usual sugary-to-brutal template is boosted by Zombie's thick production, which includes computer-glitched thrash riffs, a symphonic action/horror score, and fake radio broadcasts. Everything adds up nicely to make for an entertaining, fear-provoking listen. - iTunes
- Release Date: August 24, 2010
- Record Label: Ferret Records
- UPC: 828136013820
- Number of Discs: 1