8:18

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8:18
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Studio album by The Devil Wears Prada
Released September 17, 2013
Recorded Glow in the Dark Studios, Atlanta, Georgia and Zing Studios, Westfield, Massachusetts[when?]
Genre Metalcore
Length 43:39
Label Roadrunner
Producer Matt Goldman, Adam Dutkiewicz
The Devil Wears Prada chronology
Dead & Alive
(2012)Dead & Alive2012
8:18
(2013)
Space
(2015)Space2015
Singles from 8:18
  1. "Martyrs"
    Released: July 30, 2013[1]
  2. "Home for Grave"
    Released: July 30, 2013[1]
  3. "First Sight"
    Released: August 29, 2013[2]
  4. "Sailor's Prayer"
    Released: June 12, 2014[3]
  5. "War"
    Released: December 17, 2014[4]

8:18 is the fifth studio album by metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada. It is the first album without founding keyboardist James Baney, and the final album with founding members Chris Rubey and Daniel Williams.[5] It topped the Christian charts and came in at No. 20 and No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and rock charts respectively, selling 16,000 copies in the first week.[6][7]

Style[edit]

The band maintains their metalcore sound throughout the album, although the track "Care More" has industrial influence.[8] Artist Direct has also noted sounds influenced by hardcore punk and heavy metal,[9] and Ultimate Guitar described the album as melodic metalcore.[10] The title is an allusion to Romans 8:18.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[12]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[8]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[13]
HM 4/5 stars[14]
Melodic 3.5/5 stars[15]

At Alternative Press, Scott Heisel proclaimed it to be an excellently "solid record".[13] At HM, they affirmed this was "a refreshing work of self-awareness".[14] Alternative Press premiered the album in its entirety via their website on September 10, 2013 to promote the release.[16] Allmusic's Jason Lymangrover said the songs were "more visceral and accomplished than prior outings" and called the title track, Care More, and In Heart as the Allmusic track picks.[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album was also released in high resolution (48 kHz/24bit) on HDtracks.com.[17] In its first week of release, the album debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on Top Christian Albums chart and No. 6 on the Top Rock Albums chart, selling 16,000 copies.[6][7][18] It also came in at No. 2 on the hard rock charts behind Avenged Sevenfold's Hail to the King.[19] In its second week, the album fell to No. 105 on the Billboard 200, selling 3,000 copies[20] and its third week, the album fell to No. 169 and sold 2,000 copies.[21] As of October 2016, the album has sold 50,000 copies in the US.[22]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Gloom" 3:45
2. "Rumors" 3:02
3. "First Sight" 3:34
4. "War" 3:02
5. "8:18" 2:13
6. "Sailor's Prayer" 3:52
7. "Care More" 3:15
8. "Martyrs" 3:28
9. "Black & Blue" 3:48
10. "Transgress" 3:35
11. "Number Eleven" 3:15
12. "Home for Grave" 3:25
13. "In Heart" 3:27
Total length: 43:39
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. "Sailor's Prayer" (Chris Rubey Remix) 3:23
15. "Number Eleven" (Jonathan Gering Remix) 3:45

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[24] 20
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[25] 1
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[27] 6
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[28] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Martyrs / Home For Grave - Single by The Devil Wears Prada". Itunes.apple.com. July 30, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ Reed, Kayla (August 29, 2013). "Hear an exclusive single from The Devil Wears Prada's latest album | Music | Great Job, Internet!". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada Unveil 'Sailor's Prayer' Video". Loudwire. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada Release "War" Music Video - Under the Gun Review". Under the Gun Review. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada and keyboardist James Baney part ways - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. February 22, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "The Devil Wears Prada - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Top Rock Albums : Page 1". Billboard. August 27, 1972. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "8:18 - The Devil Wears Prada | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada Talk "8:18" and More @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ "8:18 Review | The Devil Wears Prada | Compact Discs | Reviews @". Ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Metal Outfit The Devil Wears Prada on the Bible Verse That Inspired '8:18' Album". fuse.tv. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ Lyons, Todd. "about.com review". Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Heisel, Scott (2013). "The Devil Wears Prada – 8:18". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. October 2013 (303): 82. ISSN 1065-1667. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b HM (2013). "The Devil Wears Prada – 8:18". HM. HM Publications LLC. September 2013 (170): 67. ISSN 1066-6923. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ Holmgren, Henrik. "8:18 - The Devil Wears Prada". Melodic. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Album Premiere: The Devil Wears Prada, '8:18' - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  17. ^ "8:18". hdtracks.com. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  18. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada: '8:18' First Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth. September 25, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Hard Rock Albums : Page 1". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Metal By Numbers 10/2: Dream Theater Outdo Metallica In The Top 10". Metal Insider. October 2, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Metal By Numbers 10/9: Rush Remix The Charts". Metal Insider. October 9, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on October 5, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Dead Throne - The Devil Wears Prada". AllMusic. September 13, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  24. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada – Chart history" Billboard 200 for The Devil Wears Prada.
  25. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada – Chart history" Billboard Christian Albums for The Devil Wears Prada.
  26. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for The Devil Wears Prada.
  27. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for The Devil Wears Prada.
  28. ^ "The Devil Wears Prada – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for The Devil Wears Prada.