Saturday, March 25, 2017

DEIVOS - Endemic Divine review

DEIVOS -  Endemic Divine

Selfmadegod Records

Strangely enough I am familiar with this band. Years ago in fact I got this Polish death metal band's Gospel of Maggots release. It was recommended to me from a friend who was a huge Polish death metal fan and actually knew VADER's Piotr Wiwczarek. This was all six or seven years ago, a good time for death metal as it were. The old school revival of the genre was in full bloom. I was picking up everything and anything DM especially if it came with a seal of approval.

Fast forward to now, DEIVOS is still around and here with their fifth full length. They get tagged as tech death but don't let that scare you off. This is not metal gymnastics with a drummer doing somersaults or guitar pyrotechnics that drive you insane or boredom. DEIVOS always knew how to pair their technical DM quality with old school brutality. They have a lot in common with a few USDM acts which is why I like em. 

Brutal surgery is what this new release is all about. You listen to a song like "Dust of the Universe" or "Courtesan" (more cowbell) and afterwards wonder if you've been operated on. Seriously where are the fuckin stitches? Add to that the eight cuts on here all have great aggressive riffs that will keep you shaking like a bleeding patient in a hospital waiting room. Vocally it's a bark fest of total abuse. Do I sound like a bias fan or what? Pardon me I've got to call an old friend to tell her about this new DEIVOS release.

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