Reviews for Hydra...
The Big Takeover
Despite his punk rock upbringing, Dave Grohl has a passion for loud and heavy rock and, at times you can hear that in Foo Fighters music. Had Grohl grown up with only classic rock albums and an older brother with a Camaro, it's likely they'd sound like Sweden's Deville. Similar to bands such as Torche or Fu Manchu, Deville weaves their way between the grunge and stoner rock genres, pleasing both fan bases equally. "Lava" is a killer start -- guitars a-blazin' and a thick groove laid down by the rhythm section -- and the intensity keeps up throughout the remainder. Small Stone has added yet another great one to their catalog. Horns up, fellas.
- Chip Midnight
December 1st, 2013 (Issue No. 73)
Swedish rockers DEVILLE are here with their third full length album, and first to be released under new label Small Stone Records, “Hydra”. It’s non-stop Rock from start to finish, and great fun to listen to. There’s only one song here, “Imperial”, which clocks in at longer than 5 minutes, but I think for this band, it suits them. It lets them show a lot of variety with their music, and makes the album feel like it’s over in a flash, despite being 45 minutes long – which is all credit to DEVILLE – it doesn’t feel like it drags on. I got quite a few FOO FIGHTERS vibes whilst listening to “Hydra”, which is awesome, because they’re one of my favourite bands. It’s very rhythmic and melodic Rock, with some brilliant riffs and hooks, and great choruses. The production values are very high here, the whole album feels really tight, and sounds clear and crisp – a lot of time went into the making of this album – it was even recorded and mixed by the drummer, now that’s dedication. Regardless of all that though, it’s a great sounding.......