Divinity - Allegory
Стиль:Technical Melodic Death Metal
02. Power Control
05. Modern Prophecy
07. The Unending
09. The Diarist
Total time: 41:03
Nick Foster - Bass, Vocals
Brett Duncan - Drums
James Duncan - Guitars
Sacha Laskow - Guitars (lead), Vocals
Sean Jenkins - Vocals
Jerrod Maxwell Lyster - Harmony Vocals
Greg Musgrave - Death Vocals
This is the full-length debut from the Canadian band Divinity, who hail from the western province of Alberta. Their lineup includes vocalist Sean Jenkins, guitarists James Duncan and Sacha Laskow, bassist Nick Foster and drummer Brett Duncan.
Allegory combines elements of thrash, death and progressive metal. The songs twist and turn with constant changes. Thrash riffs intensify into crushing death metal before easing up into a groovy progressive jam. Divinity showcases excellent musicianship, but their technical prowess doesn't overshadow the intrinsic catchiness of the songs.
The vocals are also very diverse. You'll hear everything from low-pitched death metal growls to aggressive yells to melodic singing. Sometimes there is singing where you'd expect growling, and vice versa. The production on the CD is also stellar, with the mixing and mastering done by studio wizard Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity). Allegory is an engaging debut, and Divinity is a band to keep an eye (and ear) on.