New Levels New Devils

Polyphia - New Levels New Devils
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 89 ratings
2018 Ratings: #285
October 12, 2018 / Release Date
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Math Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
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.

80
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.

80
The Needle Drop

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

AnalVape
36
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
regent
75
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.

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edit: yeah nevermind, reheard the other songs and the ones towards the end, definitely getting dubstep ... read more
Tacorillaz
69
Never thought math rock could go together with EDM and trap beats, but yet Polyphia pull it off really well.

I'd say that it's downfall is the fact that every track is structured in the same way, so it can be hard to distinguish them from each other. But this album isn't really meant to be played like that. It's a great record to put on in the background and just bop your head along to it.
thisisabtlgrnd
82
2018 AOTY #44

I never knew math rock could be this fun. Pulling in an eclectic set of influences including hip hop and EDM, this erstwhile run-of-the-mill math band has blossomed into something new altogether. With New Levels New Devils, Polyphia have charted a new path forward for math and instrumental rock. It may be poppier, and a smidge less technical, but the band and their guest contributors have managed to create a record that's as catchy as it is unpredictable.

Favorite tracks: Nasty, ... read more
Farlov
67
Not the greatest, But it is quite a fun listen
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#34/The Needle Drop

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