After an amazing EP Manipunation that came out in 2013 the Australian deathcore deities I Shall Devour have come with their debut full-length release The Misanthropist. I have to say I Shall Devour has come a very long way in a short amount of time and has to be one of the bands every deathcore fan should follow, if you aren’t already. The band got some of the most refreshing sound in the genre, mixing it up with some symphonic parts, sometimes almost sounding like melodic black metal meets deathcore. They are one of the more technical bands I’ve come across in deathcore, those thundering riffs will leave you in awe, while they switch tempo so smooth you can hardly notice it.
There is not a single bad track in The Misanthropist, you can listen to this album over and over again and yet you will still find something new to dig. May it be that dreamlike guitar in the distance in Of Delusion you all of a sudden fall in love with, how sick the drum-tempo is on VI and just adds to that headbanging urge. Or the grooviness coming from the bass in Awaken All, really making you waking the fuck up. Whatever it is you can be certain I Shall Devour has released, or unleashed, a beast in The Misanthropist. One that will be going hard in my stereo for years to come. If you are only getting one deathcore album this year then choose wisely and make sure you take I Shall Devour – The Misanthropist.