New Levels New Devils

Polyphia - New Levels New Devils
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 194 ratings
2018 Ratings: #112
Liked by 11 people
October 12, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Equal Vision / Label
Math Rock / Genres
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Metal Injection

Polyphia have hit a new high on New Levels New Devils. They’ve developed a style that’s as intense as it is fresh, something you could use to tempt the pop fans in your life down the dirty road that leads to heavier things.

Metal Sucks

New Levels New Devils​ might not be considered a full-on metal release, but if you’re a fan of The Most Hated​, you’ll probably go apeshit over ​New Levels New Devils​ ... New Levels New Devils​ is catchy and fun to listen to.

The Needle Drop

Polyphia comes through with a tight and versatile modern math rock album.

Wait a minute...I like this? I like an album which isn't a rap? No this isn't possible! I was supposed to be stubborn my whole life. FUCK.

This is actually really good. I love the aggressive sound of all the tracks and I thought I would get bored of an album with hardly any vocals but this is so entertaining. Tim Henson is a great guitarist.

Best tracks: O.D, Yas, G.O.A.T

worst track: rich kids
Ending the listening to Polyphia’s discogrophy on a possitive note. While i was very dissapointed with their 2016 album ”Renaissance” this project makes up for all of that and more!

I think this and their EP from 2017 is my undeniable favorites in their discogrophy so far. This album has some insanly clean and shining riffs that pops out in the mix. The same goes for the basslines and drumfills where i feel like they really assembled everything thight and left close to zero ... read more
EDIT: gave it a relisten. definitely upped the rating. its a sick album
instrumental bands dont really catch my attention because i get bored easy even though im supposed to "appreciate the music" but new levels new devils was pretty good.
fun stuff you know? but for some reason i dont catch this dubstep influence. either that or i just dont remember it.
anyways, a pretty sick album. need to give it more listens and see if it grows on me.


edit: yeah nevermind, reheard the other ... read more
Essentially "dubstepping" the most headache inducing elements from Dance Gavin tier Warped-Tour core garbage, "New Levels New Devils" puts on a great show for people who still wear shants in 2018, wherever they are.

This album is full of very obnoxious guitar tones, needlessly technical and mathy riffs and production with no tasteful musical breaks ever, and just a complete lack of real deviation to permit itself to be called math rock. It's technical post-rock, really. ... read more
This is surprisingly so fun to listen to as a background album
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Track List

  1. Nasty (feat. Jason Richardson)
  2. O.D.
  3. Death Note (feat. Ichika)
  4. Bad
  5. Drown (feat. Mateus Asato)
  6. Saucy
  7. Yas (feat. Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel)
  8. So Strange (feat. Cuco)
  9. Rich Kids (feat. Yvette Young)
  10. G.O.A.T.
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Added on: October 10, 2018