Origin: Stockholm, Sweden  
Genres: Goth Rock/Metal
Last update/review: January 22, 2004


Devlin is a side project of Siebenbürgen guitarist Marcus Ehlin, though this group has nothing to do with black metal as Siebenburgen does. Instead, Grand Death Opening is an laidback, mid-paced gothic rock/metal album, with a somewhat sterile production and rather simplistic song structures. Ehlin handles the instruments and the occasional death-ish growl, while Lexi's clear, melodic female vocals are the main selling point of the band. A rather odd version of Billy Idol's White Wedding is included, though it isn't really the best representation of what this band is capable of. Overall, an enjoyable enough album, if not an essential listen.

Last Lineup

Marcus Ehlin

vocals/guitars/keyboards (ex-Siebenbürgen)




Grand Death Opening  
2002 Napalm
  1. Underworld
  2. Death is Our Kingdom
  3. Fade
  4. Come to Me
  5. Dying Dream
  6. White Wedding
  7. Divinity
  8. Sinners Paradise
  9. Queen of Razors
  10. Buried Deep
  • Marcus Ehlin
  • Lexi

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