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“dead throne” is the devil wears prada’s fourth studio album. for a long time i considered this my favorite album of theirs. it absolutely has my favorite album art, no doubt. but i gave this album a listen just the other day after a while away from it and there are some really good songs on here that i think are some of their best. i don’t think i’d consider this my favorite work of theirs anymore though. maybe i just wasn’t in the right mood for it...i don’t know. i think there are quite a few parts that just don’t hold up very well and are a bit cheesy. the production on this record is pretty great though, besides the over-produced clean vocals. the guitars have great great distortion, the bass is chunky and this is probably my favorite drumming of daniels. mikes vocals are also some of my favorite he’s done as well. they’re so vicious. this record is just really heavy, especially for them, maybe that’s why it’s one of my favorites. i do prefer their newest record, “transit blues” though. that being said, i do think there are some highlights on this thing: “r.i.t.”, “mammoth”, “holdfast”, “dead throne” - also, look at how beautiful this pressing is!