It seems like with each successive release, DevilDriver keep turning up the dial of heaviness. And on their fourth studio album, 2009's PRAY FOR VILLAINS, the group continues plowing forward with this approach. Screams, growls, raging riffs, and impressively tight drumming are all crucial ingredients to the DevilDriver metallic recipe. Produced by former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader, PRAY FOR VILLAINS hits you like a ton of bricks from the get-go with the album-opening title track (and leadoff single) and never lets up, as evidenced by such brutal tracks as "Fate Stepped In" and "Forgiveness Is a Six Gun," among other dangerous ditties. PRAY FOR VILLAINS confirms once and for all that Dez Fafara has totally shed the nu-metal schtick of Coal Chamber for the 100 percent pure headbanging fury of DevilDriver.