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DIVINITY DESTROYED

Divinity Destroyed

 

Progressive Metal

2.10 | 2 ratings

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aapatsos
Special Collaborator
Prog Metal and Heavy Prog Teams
2 stars Hit and Miss

In this 17min EP Divinity Destroyed show some of their talent; some beautiful melodies built on excellent (though tried before) piano passages and intricate guitar-keyboard riffage which leads to the creation of a mix of progressive metal fairly uncommon to the era. Although references to late 80's Dream Theater are obvious, the music takes a much more unique approach, reminiscent perhaps of Psychotic Waltz's musical paths (minus the obscure and weird twists and turns). ''November'' is a good example of this, trodding on a slow, ballad-like tempo. The insertion of brutal vocals in ''December'' somehow spoils the sequence but the Savatage-like use of the pianos wins several points. The above mixes with some operatic-minded vocals in the vein of Eternity X but the latter have managed to glue things better.

Conclusion is confusion; a rather ''muddy'' result, with a below-par (demo) production quality (guitars remind me of demos by Greek progressive metal bands in the late 80's-early 90's), average vocals and despite some exceptional ideas on guitars and keyboards, the whole package just does not make it worth pursuing; recommend you start your DD journey elsewhere.

2.5 stars

aapatsos | 2/5 |

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