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Lucifer Star Machine | The Devil’s Breath

These Germans are more man than machine on this unpredictable fourth album.

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THE PRESS RELEASE: “The infernal boys are back! Lucifer Star Machine release their fourth album The Devil’s Breath. A straight-shooting record filled with 13 tracks guaranteed to turn every listener into a full steam ahead rock ‘n’ roll machine! The Devil’s Breath is a 42-minute-long road to hell that lures the listener with huge choruses, infernal riffs and monstrous melodies presented with the band’s trademarked straightforward, no-bullshit attitude; perfectly visualised in the album cover artwork of Lukasz Jaszak. The Polish artist has added a vintage horror magazine look which compliments the music and positions the band among the big boys of rock ‘n’ roll: Motörhead, Ramones, Social Distortion, Volbeat and Turbonegro! A prime Rock album that sets the standard for the ’20s, The Devil’s Breath is a high-energy mixture of classic rock, punk, a touch of metal and a hint of 50’s rock ‘n’ roll. A highly entertaining package combining raw, heartfelt music with great musicianship and addictive hooks.”

MY TWO CENTS: The world can always use another band that unites the punks and the metalheads. These German hybrids just might fit the bill with their Volbeat-like blend of various loud musics from today and yesteryear — unless they turn out to be too metal for the punk kids and vice versa. Either way, at least they manage to keep things interesting along the way. And make no mistake: Despite their devilish robotic handle, they prove they’re more man than machine over the course of this unpredictable and satisfyingly diverse 13-track outing.