The original band was formed in 2005 under the name Phoenix Rising, and later, Wild Angelz, with all the members at the time attending high school and one at a University. They played many gigs in the Denver area at famed venues such as the Gothic and Ogden Theatres. They even won 1st place on 103.5 The Fox’s “Last Band Standing” competition with hosts Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax.
After some lineup changes, a new name, and many years of writing and cultivating their craft, Devoutcast are striving to take their style of rock to the next level.
They combine sounds of bands like A7X, BFMV, Ratt and Metallica to create their own blend of wild rock, while their live performances are said to be “exciting, earsplitting events!”
We recently got a taste of a collection of Devoutcast songs.
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‘Mr.Stranger’ wields a certain true grit with it’s walls of guitar hooks and electrifying riffs. The aggression, angst, and anger all bubble up to the front, and Devoutcast sound like an uncaged beast ready to rip rock ‘n’ roll apart.
An avalanche of gargantuan riffs steamroll the beginning of ‘Capital Wasteland’. Driven by Tony Z’s down-picking and a searing hooks from Sean Michael Peck, the song ignites with a bang. Alex “Mayhem” Peck’s drumming is maniacally marvelous as he fuels the song’s assault along at lightning speed in tandem with Cameron Corley’s propulsive bass wallop. The rhythm bobs and weaves as Alex Giebler unloads one vitriolic verse after another. His vocals blasts through the bridges with some bewitching singing, before the musical attack ramps up with another deluge of thrashing electric guitar riffs.
After a screaming, desperate and dirty guitar intro, “Requiem” gives the devil his groove back with all the tightrope tension of the Devoutcast’s dramatic mid-tempo score. Alex and the boys on backing vocals, deliver some deviously powerful underworld bellowing, to complete this grinding arrangement.
Our sound trip takes us to “Tear”. A metallic symphony with crescendos of pain, paranoia, and power. There are soft moments. There are loud moments. It’s a tight, tough, and timeless piece, with Alex delivering his vocal angst alongside the ferociously wild twin guitars of Tony and Sean. It’s probably our ‘Best Track’ pick, of the collection we heard.
Devoutcast ultimately deliver what rock fans want. Thunderous anthemic tunes sure to ignite audiences.
They recall rock music’s last great decade, with its metal mayhem and hair-raising grunge antics, totally disregarding what the current market dictates.
Fierce and filthy rhythms, with a truckload of bad rocker snarls and guitar hooks that rock like a hurricane.
This is the essence of Denver, CO rock band – Devoutcast.
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