Devilspit are a 1 man band from France that plays a mixture of black metal and crust punk and this is a review of his 2015 album "Grim, Hateful And Drunk" which was released on cassette by Caligari Records.
Spoken word parts and melodic post punk style guitar leads start off the album before adding in more heaviness and clean singing vocals and after the prelude the music starts going for more of a raw blackened punk direction along with the vocals getting more aggressive while they also keep around the melody of the intro in all of the songs.
Vocals bring in an early crust/hardcore feeling and also add in growls and screams at times and as the album progresses the songs start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when synths are utilized they give the music more of a goth rock feeling.
Some of the songs bring in old school punk rock elements and a dose of black'n'roll at times and as the album progresses melodic chants along with some melodic style punk singing can be heard in some of the tracks along with the music also adding in a great touch of first wave black metal and while this album is mostly influenced by 80's music it still has a very modern and original sound.
Devilspit creates a very diverse and original recording with his music taking first and second wave black metal and mixing it with the crust, hardcore and post styles of punk rock and adding in the melody and darkness of goth rock to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very raw yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics are written in a mixture of French and English cover satanic, occult, dark and hateful themes.
In my opinion Devilspit are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, goth and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Tout les Faux" "You Suck" and "The Witching Stone". 8 out of 10.