23.06.2005


 

01. Vowed Revenge 
02. The Mauler 
03. Surgical Strike 
04. Dungeon Mask 
05. Shadow of Violence 
06. Prelude to the Storm 
07. Storm of Hatred 
08. Random Beheadings 
09. Incarcerated 
10. Judge, Jury & Executioner 
11. Terror Zone 
12. Sanctionized Homicide 
13. Impervious Deception 
14. Kill the King 
15. Murderous 
16. Reduced to Ashes 

 


 

 


Jason Blachowicz Vocals
J.P. Soars Guitars
Duane Timlin Drums

 

photo by Divine Empire

DIVINE EMPIRE: "Method of Execution"       divine empire         

Produced  by Jeremy Staska (MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW, REMEMBERING NEVER, NONPOINT, POISON THE WELL)


 

review  by Troy "Lep" Freeman____   


 

Sonic napalm for the senses.

 You will be pushing some air with the volume up to "11" 

Divine Empire, South Florida's death metal trio has unleashed their latest assault since 2003's "Nostradamus" with "Method Of Execution". From the first track "Vowed Revenge" with it's haunting atmosphere, crushing riffs, and thunderous percussion, to the last "Reduced To Ashes", with it's bluesy classic metal groove, makes this album like sonic napalm for the senses.

Produced by Jeremy Staska, this album shows what death can be. No redundant blast beats and three fast picked chords here.

The song structures flow well, and keep it interesting with nice combinations of black, death, bluesy rock, as well as a classical inspired piece "Prelude To The Storm". Directly followed by  "Storm Of Hatred" which combines all of the above.

 

 

 

Sonically, it was mastered really well. Vocals are growling, and driven,  not cookie monster mush.
The guitars have clarity, as well as low end crunch. The drums have nice solid wall sound to them. You'll definately be pushing some air with the volume up to "11"

Unfortunately the band has had to drop off the Blitzkrieg 3 European tour & the U.S. tour in July, after replacing guitarist & drummer due to "personal reasons".

The new line up has already been recruited and names will be released soon.

If you like death... You are going to like this... Trust me

The break down... Definately a good album. Check it out.


 

rating: 8.5/10  

 


Troy Freeman
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