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Jaded Heart: Devil's Gift
Jaded Heart - Devil's Gift CD Album Review

Jaded Heart: Devil's Gift

Melodic Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Few bands can boast both an ongoing career and a consistent album output in 28 years, but Jaded Heart can. Formed in Germany in 1990, Jaded Heart released their first album in 1994 and have consistently delivered an album almost every two years. They return with their thirteenth studio album, Devil's Gift. And it's another smoker.

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Jaded Heart

Blurring genre lines, Jaded Heart delivers melodic heavy metal with the accessibility of a hard rock groove. They do this by combining the essential musical elements in the proper combination. This includes blending melody and harmony in the arrangements from twin guitars and clean vocal arrangements, fierce and fiery guitar solos, a touch of synths, and power and groove from the rhythm section. All these things come together in melodic heavy metal rockers such as The Enemy, Phoenix, Story Of My Life, Final Moment, and the bonus track Black Days. Yet, overall and as usual, the emphasis is more upon heavy metal than hard rock. Alternatively, more then a few songs find Jaded Heart moving into another heavy metal direction. Songs such as The Enemy, Conspiracy Of Science, and the aforementioned Story Of My Life can have the pacing of power metal.

In the end, Devil's Gift simply finds Jaded Heart in fine form, delivering their classic melodic heavy metal in a hard rock wrapper. There's nothing wrong with constant consistency. If you're a fan, get the album. You won't be disappointed.



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The Bottom Line

Devil's Gift simply finds Jaded Heart in fine form, delivering their classic melodic heavy metal in a hard rock wrapper. There's nothing wrong with constant consistency. If you're a fan, get the album. You won't be disappointed.

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