lines between death and thrash get smaller and smaller. If a death metal band
adds more melody or a thrash band plays heavier riffs they almost meet in the
middle. UK based Divine Chaos is a band you could call extreme thrash or melodic
death with thrash influences, but what does it matter. For me this is one of the
surprises this month.
What counts is the music and I have to say that this album is one I listened to
quite a few times with lots of pleasure. The songs are all very riff oriented
and the music is a mix of Bay Area bands like Exodus, more nowadays bands like
Havok and with riffs reminding of the band Carcass. Ben Friston has real
aggressive vocals made for this kind of music. On the album technical guitar
parts go hand in hand with melody and aggressive riffs. There are no leftovers
or hasty written songs to fill up the album, so no weak points here. For a debut
album this is a very good performance and you can hear that they already started
in 2005. If you like the old school Bay Area stuff, the more modern version
played by bands like Havok or the new Carcass album, I'm sure you will not burn
your fingers on this one. I even think that fans of bands like Arch Enemy,
Legions of the Damned and everything that's in between them, will like this too.
couldn't find any negative thing on this album and with this debut the band
immediately rises to the top thrash acts.