Corrosive guitar lines, loosely vague harmonies and an exceptionally arcane combination of melodies, thrown in a conjuncture of marvelously ordained chaotic rhythms that distils and revives the best influences from old southern rock: this is basically what defines the wonderful sound of The Devil And The Almighty Blues. They have it all: power, flavor, identity, the precise absorption of the correct musical references, sonorous cohesion and the true reworking of their influences into a distinct sound. Even reminding Jethro Tull a little – but I strongly reiterate, only a little [at very specific times] –, II is an album to be delightfully tasted with carefulness and pleasure. It’s a beautiful record, close to be considered magnificent, and honors extremely well the true nature of its musical roots.
There is in The Devil And The Almighty Blues an element of serene veracity in their music. A true aspiring energy, and a vitality that seems to be the impulsive force behind their music. And their technical skills certainly deserve to be mentioned. These are no ordinary musicians, but true artists with a real perception of their art.
If you appreciate a wild, enthusiastic, incredibly lucid, coherently wise and precisely envisioned old style rock’n’roll record, II, the recently released album by The Devil And The Almighty Blues, certainly will satisfy your expectations. You will deeply celebrate the greatness of this album. It's a marvelous work, that not only helps to shape the genre in a more elegant and sophisticated category, but becomes a new form of comprehension of the style by its own merits. An impressive and very significant milestone, II is a genuine preciously styled southern rock album. It’s impossible to contest this fact!