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Underpinned by a sustained, catchy groove, Misery is the latest single from Newcastle, NSW, five piece Where The Devil.
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A combination of a late-90s groove influence with some clear songwriting nous of their own, Misery’s bouncing hook belies a darkness and turmoil that Ben Pennifold wrings from his vocal performance.
It adds up to quite an epic piece of work from a solid local band who are taking their inspirations and developing them into a sound of their own – heavy, dark and a little twisted.
After a cool Deftones-like interlude, a heavy chug riff adds a further dimension of darkness, cranking up into a frantic DevilDriver-style energy, ebbing and flowing through atmospheric sections and surging, melodic choruses. It adds up to quite an epic piece of work from a solid local band who are taking their inspirations and developing them into a sound of their own – heavy, dark and a little twisted.
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