Divine Heresy - Bleed The Fifth
It takes about 5 seconds to realize that Divine Heresy is something special. During the first song 'Bleed The Fifth' I know what the last albums of Fear Factory were missing. The intensity of Dino's riffs. No offense Christian, you're doing a great job keeping Fear Factory alive but you're not even near Dino's work. This feeling gets even better during the second song, 'Failed Creation'. Which has several great parts in it that easily could have been on Demanufacture or Obsolete.
Halfway the album I'm already in a euphoric state. Not only did Dino Cazares forms a band that plays great but they also created an album that launched themselves along the great names of metal. With intense brutal riffs and great fucking fast drum work they dropped my jaw to the floor. It's been a long time that a debut album blew me away like this. On the other hand that isn't strange considering Dino Cazares has brought along the worlds fastest drummer. At least in 2006 because Tim Yeung won the contest that year.
As for the new guy, Tommy Vext, it's almost impossible to stand tall during the songs with all that brutal power, but he does manage to do so and delivers one hell of a job on this album. Add to this the production of Logan Mader and Lucas Banker. They gave this album the crystal clear production that was needed to become the monster it is right now.
So in the end you have an album that blasts you away from the beginning till the end with great songs that rise above the average metal albums nowadays. A debut album that will make many bands scratch behind their ears if it's useful to continue with what they're doing. Forget Fear Factory here is Divine Heresy!
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|Buzzin Hornet on Thursday September 20th 2007 20:43 Score: 90%|
|great fucking album!|
|Gilles on Thursday September 20th 2007 21:37 Score: 90%|
|I couldn't agree more!!|
|Ditmar on Saturday September 22nd 2007 02:31 Score: 30%|
In my humble opinion this record is one of the stupidest ever made. The songwriting quality is downright embarrassing, having vocal lines doubled with bassdrums is just completely ridiculous...... Not to mention the quality of the riffing, I mean, come on, this guy wrote songs like Replica, Resurrection, Pisschrist and Demanufacture. Where are the memorable riffs this dude can write, it's one ear in, out the other.
I could go on bashing this record. Dino put out a record that's just heavy for the sake of being heavy, the musical intensity is completely gone. Not to mention the hilarious ballad at the end of the record. The last FF attempt (which honestly wasn't their best effort) is WAAAAAAAAY better than this.
Complete utter poop !!!!!! Please, Dino, retire........
(sorry for any lingual malpractices, it's quite late you know)
|Buzzin Hornet on Saturday September 22nd 2007 22:00|
|Still love it!|
|Carn on Sunday September 23rd 2007 12:37 Score: 70%|
|I kinda agree with Ditmar, guitarwise this record is about as original as morbid angel's weakest riffs; i still give it a 70 because of Tim.|
|Ditmar on Sunday September 23rd 2007 23:22|
|Yeah, got to give the guy the props. Still, if you think the drum sound on demanufacture was close sounding to a drum computer, think again........hehe...... Still, I would love to see this band live, originality is not really a condition for having a great live show.|