|Review: Divinity - The Singularity|
Label: Nuclear Blast
Year released: 2009
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Review online: December 31, 2009
Reviewed by: Jason Cominetto
Rated 4/5 (80%) (8 Votes)
Hailing from Canada, Divinity play a sort of mix between Progressive Death, Technical Death, and Melodic Death/Gothenburg with an overall spacey feels that gives the band a wholly original sound. If you are into any of the previously mentioned genres then this band is definitely one to check out. To be honest I'm pretty surprised that I haven't heard any chatter about this band at all this year, being that they released a new album on Nuclear Blast and their sound should appeal to many people. Despite this, The Singularity contains plenty of gems coated in intricate riffage enhanced by great sound editing (you can actually hear the bass sometimes!) it would be a shame to let this release go by unnoticed.
The album starts off with a bang with "Abiogenesis," a simple song mostly containing chugging on the same note that is arguably my favorite out of them all. This song sounds a bit like a futuristic war march, and if two planets were going to commence battle in the year 3000 this is what I would want to play when the troops clash. The tracks just get more complicated and technical from then on, some of the notable ones being "Beg to Consume," "Lay In The Bed You've Made," and "Embrace the Uncertain," which contain catchy choruses and perplexingly awesome riffs.
There are little faults with the album, but I'd be lying if I said I loved every song every time I listened to them. When I sat down and tried intently listening to the whole thing start to finish I ultimately became bored, but it was when I listened to the songs in chunks of three or four at a time that I enjoyed the release the most. It was also a grower for me, ultimately catching on after two listens. Despite this, The Singularity is a great and highly recommended release.
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