DevilDriver - “Outlaws ‘Til The End” - Album Review
DevilDriver - “Outlaws ‘Til The End” - Album Review8
DevilDriver - “Outlaws ‘Til The End” - Album Review8
DevilDriver - “Outlaws ‘Til The End” - Album Review8
DevilDriver - “Outlaws ‘Til The End” - Album Review8
DevilDriver - “Outlaws ‘Til The End” - Album Review8
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After the release of the epic Trust No One in 2016, where DevilDriver really came into form, they have come out with a new twelve track Country covers album featuring tracks by the likes of Willie Nelson, The Eagles, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam and Steve Earle.

It sounds weird, a country covers album, it is but it also kinda works. It’s a very strange direction to go and to be honest with the opening track, ‘Country Heros’, it didn’t bode well but ‘Whiskey River’, with Randy Blythe guesting, pricks your ears up and the album goes on an upward spiral from there. ‘Outlaw Man’, ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’ and ‘The Man Comes Around’ are the best songs on here and really help carry the album.

“I think real music has always gotten to me, whether it’s the blues or even real Goth music like Bauhaus and Sisters Of Mercy, as well as outlaw country greats like Johnny Cash, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, and Willie Nelson,” Fafara explains. “That stuff has always attracted me, and this is absolutely the real McCoy. The blues and outlaw country are what made rock n’ roll. They were around before rock n’ roll… and in my head, I’ve always heard these songs heavy.”

“I knew right away that I wanted to have guests on this record, and the first guest I wanted was John Carter Cash,” Fafara recalls. “I didn’t want this thing to exist without John, without Hank3 or without Randy [Blythe]. Basically, there were a certain amount of guests that I definitely wanted on it, but as I kept asking people, everyone kept saying yes! Randy and Mark [Morton] are both from the country and they were immediately on board. With John, we wound up talking for two hours when we first met, all about his love of heavy metal and my love of outlaw country and my love of his dad’s music. All he wanted to do was talk about metal and all I wanted to do was talk about outlaw country. It was the craziest thing.”

‘A Thousand Miles From Nowhere’ and ‘Copperhead Road’ bring the album into the last leg and help to push it over the line with ‘The Ride’ closing it out. It takes a brave man to cover some of the songs on this album and Dez, never one to shy away from a challenge, has done an admiral job.

 

Conor

 

Outlaws ‘Til The End is out 6thJuly

 

 

DEVILDRIVER Outlaws ‘Til The End track listing:

1. Country Heroes – Written by Hank3

Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara

2.Whiskey River – Written by Willie Nelson

Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara

3. Outlaw Man – Written by The Eagles

Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

4. Ghost Riders in the Sky – Written by Stan Jones

Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara

5. I’m the Only Hell Mama Ever Raised – Written by Johnny Paycheck

Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

6. If Drinking Don’t Kill Me – Written by George Jones

Performed by Wednesday 13 & Dez Fafara

7. The Man Comes Around – Written by Johnny Cash

Performed by Lee Ving of FEAR & Dez Fafara

8. A Thousand Miles from Nowhere – Written by Dwight Yoakam

Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

9. Copperhead Road – Written by Steve Earle

Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara

10. Dads Gonna Kill Me – Written by Richard Thompson

Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara

11. A Country Boy Can Survive – Written by Hank Jr.

Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

12. The Ride – Written by David Allan Coe

Performed by Lee Ving of FEAR & Dez Fafara

 

 

DevilDriver are:

Dez Fafara                           Vocals

Mike Spreitzer                  Guitars

Neal Tiemann                  Guitars

Austin D’Amond                  Drums

Diego Ibarra                  Bass

 

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Intro to Outlaw Country – https://youtu.be/hbcl74deLcY
The Guests – https://youtu.be/1V24CJ8NqQY

 

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