Blessed & Cursed

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Blessed & Cursed
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Studio album by Devil Sold His Soul
Released 12 July 2010 (2010-07-12)
Recorded Bandit Studios, Tetbury
Genre Metalcore, post-metal, post-hardcore
Length 63:24
Label Century Media
Producer Jonny Renshaw, Devil Sold His Soul
Devil Sold His Soul chronology
A Fragile Hope
(2007)
Blessed & Cursed
(2010)
Empire of Light
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alter The Press! (4/5)[1]
DEAD PRESS! 10/10 stars[2]
Rock Sound (9/10)[3]

Blessed & Cursed is the second full-length album by Devil Sold His Soul, released by Century Media on 12 July 2010. On its first week of release, the album sold over 700 copies. It was the last studio album to feature Iain Trotter on bass, following his departure from the band in January 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Devil Sold His Soul.

No. Title Length
1. "Tides" 3:40
2. "Drowning/Sinking" 7:46
3. "Callous Heart" 6:21
4. "An Ocean Of Lights" 5:48
5. "Frozen" 7:50
6. "The Disappointment" (featuring Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid) 6:48
7. "Crane Lake" 6:53
8. "A Foreboding Sky" 8:38
9. "The Weight Of Faith" (featuring Perry Bryan of Rinoa) 4:14
10. "Truth Has Come" 6:05
Total length: 1:03:24

Personnel[edit]

Devil Sold His Soul[4]
Additional vocals[4]
  • Guest vocals on "The Disappointment" – Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid and Sights & Sounds
  • Guest vocals on "The Weight of Faith" – Perry Bryan of Rinoa
  • Group vocals on "Drowning / Sinking" – Perry Bryan, Jozef Norocky, James May, Matthew Holden and David Gumbleton of Rinoa, Leo Dorsz, Tommy Renshaw and Devil Sold His Soul
  • Group vocals on "Truth Has Come" – Devil Sold His Soul
Production[4]
  • Produced by Jonny Renshaw and Devil Sold His Soul
  • Recorded and Engineered by Jonny Renshaw
  • Strings and Brass written and arranged by Devil Sold His Soul
  • Strings and Brass programmed by Tommy Renshaw
  • MixingSteve Evetts
  • Mastering – Alan Douches
  • Artwork, layout – Jon Barmby

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sean Reid. "Album Review: Devil Sold His Soul - Blessed & Cursed". alterthepress.com. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Zach Redrup (22 July 2011). "ALBUM REVIEW: Devil Sold His Soul - Blessed & Cursed". DEAD PRESS!. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Pete Withers (10 July 2011). "Devil Sold His Soul - Blessed & Cursed". Rock Sound. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Blessed & Cursed (CD booklet). Devil Sold His Soul. Hawthorne, California: Century Media. 2010. p. 8.