|Review: Lord Divine - Facing Chaos|
Label: Fighter Records
Year released: 2019
Genre: Progressive Power Metal
Review online: May 16, 2019
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Lord Divine have been around for quite a while now, but it was not until this album that the Rosario natives achieved some notoriety, mainly because powerhouse Diego Valdez (ex-Helker, Iron Mask, Lords of Black) is now their lead singer. What we have here is a semi-modern take on the prog/power genre with a lot of nods to mid-era Symphony X and other stalwarts of the genre like Pyramaze (mainly on the instrumental side) and Elegy. Valdez even sounds like a mix between Russell Allen and Ian Parry at times, especially on up-tempo tracks like opener "Reborn" and "The Darkest Light"–which features a guest appearance by Bark Boals.
There's not much originality here, but the key members of the band remain the same so there's a sense of solidity to the album and the more melodic instrumental lines makes for an interesting mix. Facing Chaos is very well written, beautifully crafted and a ton of fun; recommended.
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