Published Oct 05, 2016Transit Blues is the sixth LP release from the Devil Wears Prada and the band's second release since re-signing to Rise Records; their last Rise release was 2007's Plague, a definitive album for the band's career and many angsty teens' emo years.
Throughout their career, the band have jumped between metalcore subgenres, and this record features an apparent Southern influence, particularly in the vocals on single "To the Key of Evergreen." "Flyover States," meanwhile, opens with a western-inspired riff, with vocalist Mike Hranica singing, "Across land, across sea / We can't count the miles / The days, the weeks, the months, the years / We can't count the miles."
Thematically, Transit Blues centres on life on the road. "It's the notion of getting from one place to another," Hranica says. "Most people go from their homes to work while we go from date to date on tour. Either way, it's the inevitable process of growth and change."
Marginally more "mature" in composition and content than the band's previous records, Transit Blues is another solid release from a band that audibly continue to give their all. (Rise Records)