Album Review: Chiodos - Devil

Chiodos-Devil-300x300Chiodos • Devil • Razor & Tie • Producer: David Bottrill • Score: 9 out of 10

Get your Kleenex, kiddos, Devil may cause an eargasm for Equal Vision fans circa 2006. Craig Owens has returned and Fall of Troy’s math-core heavyweight Erak Thomas was picked up in the off-season. Illuamaudi-who? Devil picks up where Bone Palace Ballet left off: Strings, melodic keys, chuggy guitars and oh-so-hooky choruses. It was an interesting choice to team with a Grammy- winning producer, though. Chiodos faithful seemed to enjoy the indie ap- proach—with the addition of Thomas, one can only wonder what the record would be with more up-close, face-shredding axe work. – Andy Mesecher

After reviewing the record, members of Music Connection caught up with Craig outside his hotel at South by Southwest. See the full interview here: