If you find yourself becoming weak within our mainstream musical pandemonium and questioning who will either tempt you or bring musical salvation I encourage you to gather around the men of mystic, Devil Met Contention.
This 4-piece band is a blend of Americana, Folk to Southern Gothic styles of melody and narratives. Singer/ songwriter Ehson Rad channels and plays their music in intense tonic along with Bassist Max Nemer, Guitarist David Schuyler and Magic Man Nez on the drums. They not only make their listening audience recognize there is more to music than love songs but expresses their own sense of self and what is going on around them with many intricacies and honesty.
Yearning to constantly challenge themselves and their listening audience there is a raw sense of tension like daring to clutch at an apple forbidden.
“All the songs that I like or find myself singing along to are probably not songs about just being in love with someone, they are always about lost, hurt or desire.” Rad said. “So I probably just don’t gravitate towards something like just being in love because it is always more complicated at least I’ve come to understand.”
With inspirations stemming from notorious musical figures such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits to Jack White, you can start to sense that they not only look at our 21st century society with meticulous eyes but search for the inner saint and sin within every action taken.
So if you find yourself among the chaos of today or the paradise of tomorrow or somewhere in between, these songs will help you define it.
Please check them out on bandcamp to indulge yourself or follow them on Facebook to stay current for upcoming shows: