Power of Metal.dk Review

Divine Chaos
A New Dawn in the Age of War
Style: Death/thrash Metal
Release date: 29 May, 2014
Playing time: 51:16

The 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.

I couldn't find any negative thing on this album and with this debut the band immediately rises to the top thrash acts.

01. Last Confession
Death Toll Rising
The Myth of Human Progress
Shadow of God
Ignorance Everlasting
Rivers of Blood
Fields of the Fallen
Sinain Sand
09. Perpetual War Policy
Label: Evil EyE Records
Distribution: Evil EyE Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 29 May, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/divinechaosband