volbeat return with their second offering of manic, metallica does country style crazyness. id never heard of this band, until by chance, i saw the video to their upcoming single "the gardens tale", and i was blown away by the wonderful changes from a slow, relaxing opening, to a full-on assualt on the senses. wonderful vocals, great drumming and simply fantastic music with a obvious scandanavian tinge, this album should be heard and heard loud. to some, it might take a few listens to really feel it, and others (like me) will be hooked instantly. rock the rebel/metal the devil is what it would sound like if the late, great johnny cash had formed a heavy rock group! if you are bored with metalcore and emo, GET THIS ALBUM!