December 02 – Review by Stefan – DEVIL’S DESIRE – THE SOUL REMAINS ALIVE (Independent / Hard Life Promotion)

This is the musical project of two very interesting people namely Gio Smet and Jefferson Moura Melo (aka Jeff Metal). Gio is also known from both Belgian Metal acts Giotopia and Horrorwish where he’s active as singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is also highly regarded as a producer ! I was especially looking forward to his new project Devil’s Desire where he is working with a Brazilian singing talent to work out a first album that has now been released independently. Entitled “The Soul Remains The Same” and filled with 9 compositions, every instrument you hear is played by musical mastermind Gio Smet himself.

Multi instrumentalists always get all the credit from me, you just have to get it ready to play everything neatly in order to be able to create a worthy whole afterwards. The musical aspect of Devil’s Desire seems to go well, it is almost unthinkable that this is mainly the work of one person named Gio Smet who made it true to give the songs a dignified character. With the addition of a very good singer the songs give me a comfortable feeling that makes me daydream back to the good old days of Heavy Metal music. Classic Metal rules through the entire playing time, the epic approach is also clearly present, from time to time a rapprochement is made with the contemporary True Metal genre. From this I can conclude that a good musical balance is at hand ! READ MORE…