Hauntingly melancholy melodies dovetail with turbo charged guitars and angry rants in this gem of an EP by the Fredericksburg rock band St. Diablo.
This is the sixth release by the local group consisting of lead singer Tito Quinones, guitarist Justin Adams, drummer John Piedel,and bassist Ben Williams. St. Diablo has been together for seven years now and has been playing at rock clubs like Jaxx in Springfield and Alley Katz in Richmond in recent years.
This record is the most diverse St. Diablo has produced—a combination of heavy and mellow with rap mixed in. And it’s the first time the band has brought outsiders into the studio. Jeff Quinones and Jenna Ewing provided additional vocals.
The fact that St. Diablo took its time in the studio at Signal Recording Co. in Richmond—working from August to March on this effort—is evident in “Thanatos,” which is available locally at the BLUE DOG.