|Review: Divine Eve - Vengeful and Obstinate|
|Vengeful and Obstinate|
Label: Ibex Moon Records
Year released: 2010
Review online: May 30, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:Vengeful and Obstinate
Rated 3.4/5 (68%) (10 Votes)
With a name like Divine Eve, I was expecting this stuff to be pretty mellow, but it's pretty much the other way around. Doomy Death that rocks hard – "Doom/Death 'n' Roll" maybe? – is what's on offer here. Opener "Whispers of Fire" goes anywhere from slow, doom-like and crushingly heavy to catchy and rocking all the way up to a speedfest with some simple but effective squeaky shredding that'll clean up those ears of yours. The second song "The Ravages of Heathen Men" on the other hand is much more in Doom/Death territory, with a bit of a slow galloping vibe that just makes this stick in your head, carrying the dark/haunting atmosphere along with it. Things rock more with "Vindication", while closer "Grievous Ascendance" goes back to the doomy vibe. It's not all that varied, rather it's the same formula being repeated a couple of times, but it's a fun listen. The vocals are halfway between Death-style growls and Black-style rasps, the result intelligible enough to understand the lyrics without too much difficulty. It's not the most original music in the genre out there, but Divine Eve did manage to add a little rocking fun to the equation.
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