Deviloof are a band that are unlikely to appeal to a decent chunk of my usual readership. Their fusion of the Visual Kei and Deathcore genres are certainly not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. I rather like them though and have been really getting into them since YouTube so helpfully pointed them out earlier in the year. “Oni” is the band’s second album and while I did say they’re a VK/Deathcore band there’s certainly plenty of surprises in store here as well. While opener “Goujin Sangoku” comes roaring out of the gate in typical Deathcore fashion, songs like “You” which is driven by synthesized percussion and a woodwind melody or “Dusky Vision” with its roots clearly cemented in the Visual Kei genre provide quite a lot of variety over the course of its 11 tracks. Album closer “Ruten” is also absolutely immense, pulling in all manner of influences from Deathcore and Thrash Metal while also showcasing some truly impressive harsh vocals. If you’re into this kind of stuff you’ve probably just found your new favorite band, you’re welcome.