Style: Techn. Death Metal
Release date: April 24th 2010

This is the second release from Canadian thrash/death band Divinity. The band has a very progressive and technical approach to things and that makes the album very variable. With growls, high pitched screams and melodic clean vocals, lead singer Sean Jenkins fights himself through the multiple genres.

After the, with very fast drums death-core riffs kind of song "Abiogenesis", the SYL/Meshuggah/Cryptopsy kind of style track "Beg to Consume" crashes out of the boxes. After that they easily serve us a melo-death song "Lay in the Bed You've Made" in Soilwork/Scar Symmetry style. Next track "Emergent" can be seen as a modern thrash track with low grunts. Drummer Brett Duncan has great skills and easily changes from slower tempos into killing speed.

"Transformation" is a groovy death monster with thrashy parts, deep growls and aggressive vocals. "Monsters are real" opens with an electronic part, after which it changes into a speedy thrashy song. "Embrace the Uncertain" brings some rest; opening with a piano part, and after the violent songs so far, it comes in as a blessing. This track leans most against prog-metal. The last 2 tracks don't bring in any new elements and are just decent songs.

This one is for metalheads that are searching for an album that is a musical mix of SYL, Meshuggah, Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, with a proggy vibe.


01. Abiogenesis

02. Beg To Consume

03. Lay In the Bed You've Made

04. Emergent

05. Transformation

06. Monsters Are Real

07. Embrace the Uncertain

08. Formless Dimension

09. Approaching the Singularity

Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by:

Reinier de Vries

Date: April 14th 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/divinitymetal