The Inside Pulse:
With the release of Anything For The Devil, Rikets tries to establish themselves in the realms of nu-metal/aggressive rock. Featuring members of Switched, Erase The Grey, and Genitorturers, these rockers lend themselves toward a blend of old school, new school, and something in between.
Tremendous vocals are definitely the first noticeable thing on this disc. They are a terrific blend of singing, screaming, and “hard” singing. Definitely not a Nickelback sounding type of band.
It’s also a very coherently structured album. Each track flows beautifully into the next with a great ease, lending a sense of continuity to the listener.
With only five tracks on the record (it is only an E.P. afterall) you don’t really get a great sense of what direction they are going to go or the grander scale of what they can do. But that’s a knock only because it is an E.P.
Breaking Benjamin mixed with old school Chimaira in the sampling and vocal sense. And even that is somewhat of a stretch. They’re original sounding enough not to get confused with anything else on major radio right now.
Reason to buy:
It’s an E.P., so it’s cheap. Definitely not a bad album and it will totally whet your appetite for a full length album.