DeVries draws comparisons to Brit-pop bands such as The Stone Roses, and they’re not far-fetched comparisons. ’60s-style guitarwork is present on this album, along with fabulously airy vocals. However, unlike the aforementioned bands, deVries have an updated indie rock sound, featuring more crisp production and mastering, courtesy of Erik Blood (The Moondoggies, Tea Cozies) and Kramer (Low, Sufjan Stevens).
But enough name-dropping, because the simple fact is that that Death To God is an album that’s simply, well, pleasant. Light, airy shoegaze textures are commonplace, and ethereal vocals bridge the gaps in-between. Death To God exemplifies its subgenre well, adding in lyrical twists as highlights, but ultimately, it’s a subgenre without much room for breaking new ground. So, despite a solid album, exposure is the key.