After Blackie's leaving the band Root came the guitarist Poison and the album Daemon Viam Invenient was something like an answer. As we can hear, this dark legend keeps on surprising. Although Daemon Viam Invenient is again musically demanding and the structure of songs lets everybody know that it's Root again (with Blackie or without), I miss here some overall coherence. As if the band would record a lot of material and then chose thirteen best and recorded them, as it came randomly.
It's a varied album (as for music and vocals). Big Boss shows again his spectrum of voices. From melancholic over impressively hymnic to insane. As a guest starred here Zuska Lípová from Dying Passion.
On Daemon Viam Invenient you'll find at the same time hits slow and also fast and full of aggressiveness and emotions and also classical Root hymns. In the beginning we can hear the blow and squeaking (please pardon the disturbance, the defect isn't in your receiver). Yes, it really is intentional. I got to know that it is a sound of probe recording the sun (???).
And for the end I left the lyrics. It would really be inhuman task to analyze the lyrics of this album (I'm only human). Those of you, who speak English, can enjoy the beauty of this magnificent work. Although Daemon Viam Invenient seems to be musically chaotic, the lyrics hold it all together and everything is joint through „speak of demon“.
For hard-core fans was released, aside from classical CD, also the limited edition of 666 pieces, where the fans will find DVD with live shots.