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Review: Pale Divine - Consequence of Time
Pale Divine
Consequence of Time

Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Year released: 2020
Duration: 42:43
Tracks: 8
Genre: Doom Metal


Review online: June 21, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

Consequence of Time is the sixth album from Pennsylvania's Pale Divine and while it is still unquestionably doom metal, they've dialed back the clock in terms of the atmosphere they achieve. Fuzzy, reverb-laden guitars are a doom staple and Pale Divine go all in which nets them some nice, fat riffs upon which to build their songs and the acid rock of the early '70s and even the psychedelic rock of the late '60s echo throughout cuts like "Satan in Starlight" and "Consequence of Time." These songs roll like slow thunder from the speakers. They pick up the pace on occasion ("No Escape") which does a lot to keep Consequence of Time flowing and not getting bogged down. Where this album is most notably an improvement over their last effort is in the vocal department. There's a variety of different voices which give the songs a lot of character and make the album much more interesting.

Consequence of Time is one of the better doom records I've heard in a while. Pale Divine pay tribute to Sabbath and other pioneers but also embrace older and more obscure influences, creating an album with a modern production that still makes you want to break out the black lights.

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