(Album Review) “War” & “Peace” by DEMON HUNTER

There goes Demon Hunter.  There they go again!  Sorry, I somehow had Sixpence None The Richer in my head, but man alive, this double-album just wrecks the soul in a messy, yet beautiful way.  On March 1st, the Solid State legends released a double album entitled “War” & “Peace” via Solid State Records.

Demon Hunter stole my heart with previous albums “Summer of Darkness”, “The Triptych”, “Storm The Gates of Hell” and “Outlive” by their jaw shattering riffs, heartfelt lyrics, and their sense of urgency to win over each listener with their offerings.  Led by Ryan Clark, Demon Hunter continues to write poetry that sounds like a modern day Lamentations from the Scriptures.

On the “War” album, the guitar solos are legendary and aplenty in songs such as “Grey Matter” and “Close Enough”.  The melodies are just pleasing to the ear and coupled with heartfelt lyrics, these songs cause the listener to grip their chest and just be at one with the songs.  There is a contrast with the brutality in the opening track “Cut To Fit” and “The Negative”.  “On My Side” is chest gripping as Demon Hunter writes their lyrics that appeal to those that are spiritually driven and those that are searching for the truth.

Now let’s talk about “Peace”.  “War” talks about the daily struggles that one might go through.  “Peace” offers that light and that encouragement on that path towards righteousness and forgiveness.

Demon Hunter starts off with the melodic track “More Than Bones”.  The lyric during the second verse is the kind of lyric that you want tattooed on your body or in your heart:  When fear is your messiah/weaponize your mind”.  The track feels worshipful and it feels like the listener discovered that light that is at the end of that dark tunnel.

“I Don’t Believe You” sounds like not giving into the lies and temptations of life.  We get immersed in instant gratification when we should be waiting patiently and for His timing.  My readers, things always work out in the end.  Demon Hunter and Madness To Creation want you to realize that.

“Loneliness” takes on a bluesy feeling about how we are never alone in this world.  The guitars are tinged with that blues feeling, and when they sing “Where is the fire you gave me/all the weight to remind me of all that we were/how long until I turn”, my heart had a sinking feeling as the song talks about falling away from the path.

Demon Hunter has taken the concept of spiritual warfare in a double disc album and crafted it masterfully.  The songs sound like confessions at the altar coupled with those feelings of daily struggle and trying to find hope in the miry clay.  Demon Hunter crafted a beautiful story with “War” & “Peace”.  I promise you, no matter what walk of life you are, you will get something beautiful out of this masterpiece.  Madness To Creation is honored to have listened to the metal album of 2019 with this 10 out of 10 star offering.  Here is the track listing:

“War” track listing:

  1.  Cut To Fit
  2.  On My Side
  3.  Close Enough
  4.  Unbound
  5.  Grey Matter
  6.  The Negative
  7.  Ash
  8.  No Place For You Here
  9.  Leave Me Alone
  10.  Lesser Gods

“Peace” Track Listing:

  1.  More Than Bones
  2.  I Don’t Believe You
  3.  Loneliness
  4.  Peace
  5.  When The Devil Come
  6.  Time Only Takes
  7.  Two Ways
  8.  Recuse Myself
  9.  Bet My Life
  10.  Fear Is Not My Guide

Fans can find DEMON HUNTER at the following locations:

www.facebook.com/demonhunter

www.demonhunter.net

www.instagram.com/demonhunter

www.twitter.com/demonhunterband

About madnesstocreation 3464 Articles
www.facebook.com/madnesstomethodweb www.twitter.com/MTCMadness www.instagram.com/madnesstocreation I want to thank you so much for reaching out and checking out my site. The vision that I have for this site was that I was getting weary of sites that evolve from the original message to what I refer to as "tabloid magazine stand at the grocery store checkouts" kind of sites. My heart is with the underground bands and for the bands/artists that strive to hit that dream, and they spend thousands of dollars on equipment just to play a $100 show! Please contact me and I will review you. I promise to bring you quality news, interviews, and reviews. I have a master's degree and the madness that you're creating in your art is what I'm passionate about! Feel free to contact me, I respond to all emails and to all comments on here! I am an open book! If you see a suggestion on how to improve the site, please make me aware of it! This is YOUR site. I am also in search of writers! Please hit me up with a writing sample and why you're interested. I have NO minimum content requirements, I understand that you have families to feed and a roof over your head(as do I). I want to thank you for checking it out! Please stick around regularly by liking my social media accounts and bookmark this page!

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.