Roundtable Review: Divine Chaos – A New Dawn in the Age of War

DC-NewDawn_Artwork_10.05.13_V10-300x300Label:  Evil Eye records

Release Date:  29 May 2014

Songs:   9

Length:  52 Minutes

Genre:  Thrash / Death

Studio Albums:  This is their debut album.

Location:  United Kingdom

For Fans of:  Carcass, Sepultura, Death, Megadeth 

WarpRider – A thrash metal band with substance.  They possess many of the classic trademarks of many classic thrash metal bands; speed, riff, and solos.  Divine Chaos even has a bit of a classic appeal without coming ripping off those that came before them.  For me, it’s nice to hear modern thrash metal retaining the grandeur of their forefathers and carrying the torch into the future.  A New Dawn in the Age of War, is a solid output for their debut worthy of any thrash fan’s attention.  3.5 

Atleastimhousebroken – Solid, high energy thrash metal.  Didn’t bore me, kept me mostly engaged mainly due to all the high-flying solos and great musicianship, and had that overall positive feeling that any great thrash record should have.  Not much else to say.  If you are keen on thrash metal give these guys a spin. 3.0

Irmelinis – Here is a good dose of modern thrash that I can like. With headbangingly brutal influences from Carcass and Sepultura, interesting progressive touches and coherent songwriting. The speedy riffs, dark melodies and the slightly bouncing power metal sound makes for memorable songs that keeps your energy up and hold your attention through the whole album.  For this style, the tracks might seem just a little bit too long and I’d like to hear more variation in the vocals. However, considering this is a debut album, the guys in Divine Chaos have done a fantastic job. 3.5

ChristopherMammal – I reckon I’ve listened to more thrash and death in the last three or four years than in the 60-odd years I’ve been alive. Obviously it must be music for discerning, mature people. I especially love the combination of death with thrash or groove metal, which is what Divine Chaos delivers. They do it really well, too. If you’re looking for a high-energy and very flavoursome meal, then this album is the musical equivalent of a healthy serving of perfectly cooked pasta as the thrash/death metal and a piquant sauce as the tangy extra melody lines the band inserts through rich guitar solos and other musical condiments. The compositions are excellent, the performances are all classy, and I’ll be back for seconds, please. 4.0

A Metal State of Mind Score – 3.5 out of 5 

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