Once again produced and engineered by Steve Evetts (Greg Puciato, Wednesday 13, Butcher Babies) with additional engineering from guitarist Mike Spreitzer, Napalm Records have announced the 12th May release of “Dealing With Demons Vol. II” from Santa Barbara Groove Metallers Devildriver three years after the first instalment. That news comes conjoined to single “Through The Depths“, the first of nine cuts to make the grade. Pre-orders are available over at bandcamp.
Frontman Dez Fafara comments: “‘Through the Depths’ is a conversation between a higher power and humans regarding the power of thinking ideas into existence, but being very careful of being arrogant behind those wants and needs.
The first lines give this away: “Attention attention, you’re seeking, you’ve asked for, it’s given” (the higher power says).
Then the lines of the chorus are that same higher power speaking to humans, saying: ‘through the depths to the ascension, nothing you wouldn’t do for my attention, held to the fire it’s not my crime, you’ve pinned it on me for the last time.’ Meaning – don’t blame the Gods (pin it on them) for your fuck ups. Meaning – put it out there and take steps to attain goals and take accountability.
This track is the essence of Dealing With Demons Vol. II, and the conversations within the record get way deeper than even this.