Images of the past, a king and his fallen kingdom, bloodshed for the sake of power. We learn very quickly knowledge of the future has its price.

There’s something about snakes and scantily clad women that leaves me hypnotized. Maybe it has to do with the story of  Eden, a female tempted by a carnivorous reptile but more likely it was Joanna Cassidy’s portrayal of an android stripper with a boa constrictor in the Sci-Fi flick Blade Runner (1982).

Regardless of my desire for reptilians and ladies, when I saw DevilDriver’s new music video featuring women, snakes and Tarot cards, I knew I had to review it.
 

DevilDriver is a melodic death metal band from Santa Barbara, California. Formed in 2002, just prior to the disbanding of the Nu-Metal band Coal Chamber (2003). The group features vocalist Bradley James ‘Dez’ Fafara, who is now the only original member. So far, DevilDriver has released 7 full-length albums. A new effort, a concept album which will be spanned over two releases, is the band’s most complex undertaking yet. The first part of this double album entitled: Dealing with Demons – Volume I, is scheduled to hit the streets on October 9th, 2020 via Napalm Records. A new music video for the song “Nest of Vipers” has recently been released to hype the effort.

“Nest of Vipers” is a theatrical offering with a lot of bite. A man goes to a Tarot card reader and gets more than he bargained for. The card reader, a beautiful woman, has been around a lot longer than we perceive. Images of the past, a king and his fallen kingdom, bloodshed for the sake of power. We learn very quickly knowledge of the future has its price. People can be as vicious as snakes. Drama gives way to wonder, is life worth living if the outcome is violence laced with death? A bitter end to a new beginning, the poisonous snakes take their final toll.

DevilDriver has unleashed the serpents with this new offering. Check out “Nest of Vipers” and if you happen to see a psychic let them read your palm, don’t use the cards! \m/

DevilDriver are:

• Dez Fafara – Vocals
• Mike Spreitzer – Guitar
• Neal Tiemann – Guitar
• Diego Ibarra – Bass
• Austin D’Amond – Drums

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