Divine Empire

Redemption (Olympic Recordings)
Enslain Magazine Issue #6
Order Issue #6!  This review included. Divine Empire thrash out with a strong debut release on Olympic Recordings. Former members of Malevolent Creation, Jason Blachowicz, J.P. Soars, and Derik Roddy have recorded an album of technical, fast, solid death metal without any fluff. The guitar/bass are very technical and thick, and together with the implausibly swift double-bass and gut-wrenching vocals produce a full, rich sound. There isn't a lot of variety on this release, and it's hard to keep interest throughout the CD, but that shouldn't stop any death metal fan from cherishing "Redemption." -- Lady Enslain