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Divinity: The Singularity

Divinty's debut Allegory received many glowing reviews, praising the band's music and skills, and now the Canadian's return with their soon to be released second CD, The Singularity. The Singularity is a lively metal album starring five capable musicians. Special mention should go to eye catching artwork on the cover and in the accompanying booklet, keeping in line with the albums futuristic concept.

Divinity perform technical death/thrash metal, and anyone who appreciates bands such as Into Eternity, Scar Symmetry, Strapping Young Lad, Psycroptic and similar acts with a hard edge both musically and vocally, will be pleased with what awaits them on this CD. The Singularity has the sort of various angst vocals that have become more popular, thanks to bands like those above. There's no mistaking the power of Divinity's music once "Abiogenesis" commences, this release is exploding with brawny metal on each of its lively tracks.

The selection of technical metal bands out there is rather vast, and whilst not referring to all, and having heard so much of it over the years, some of the music is getting quite monotonous being all to familiar. While Divinty do tread on a proven path, they do it very well with many additions. The Singularity is a welcome album from an impressive band that really gel together- keep an eye out for this vigorous Divinity CD early December.

Track List:
2.Beg To Consume
3.Lay In The Bed You've Made
6.Monsters Are Real
7.Embrace the Uncertain
8.Formless Dimension
9.Approaching The Singularity

Added: August 18th 2010
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Related Link: Band Website
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Language: english

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Divinity: The Singularity
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2010-08-18 10:21:36
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Canada's technical thrash/death metal act Divinity have been busy since self-releasing their debut Allegory a few years back, then signing with Nuclear Blast for an official release of the CD, to leaving Nuclear Blast and beginning work on the follow-up. Late in 2009 the band once again self-released sophomore effortThe Singularity, before signing with Candlelight Records for the offical 2010 release of this very solid and worthy follow-up to Allegory.

If you liked what you heard on the debut, chances are you won't be the least bit disappointed here with The Singularity. Bridging the gap between technical thrash, death metal, and progressive metal, Divinity (much like fellow Canadians Into Eternity) really know how to mix the extreme aspects of metal with the more progressive elements. Deep growls mesh with shouts, screams, and soaring clean vocal passages on many of these tunes, and the musical arrangements include frenetic drumming, crushing riffs, and intricate, often times blazing shred guitar solos. Tunes such as "Beg to Consume", "Lay in the Bed You've Made", "Transformation", "Monsters Are Real", and "Approaching the Singularity" pummel the listener with the force of a vintage Strapping Young Lad, as the technical riffs, solos, and drum fills fly about the mix amidst a cacophany of vocal styles. When the band slow things down a bit, as they do on "Embrace the Uncertain", the results are quite atmospheric and proggy.

Divinity are without a doubt a band that has all the tools to make it in this business. Hopefully they will settle down with Candlelight and start to get their name out there, as I'm sure there are a ton of extreme metal fans who would eat this stuff up.

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