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THE DIVINING
REPRISAL
DRESSED TO KILL

This five-piece outfit from Philadelphia took the Darkest Hour template and ran with it, creating their version of Swedish metalcore by way of America. Showcasing solid chops on tracks like “Beyond the Point of Return”, this bunch of upstarts are no slouches in any department, especially when it comes to laying down some mean guitar solos. Nine tracks of unadulterated metal is what REPRISAL delivers, albeit very derivative of the countless other bands emulating the bastardized Gothenburg metal sound. Undaunted, The Divining’s wailing guitars like the ones found on “Final March” and “Forsaken by the Light” allow this burgeoning group the wares to give bands like Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall a run for their money.
www.thedivining.com
- Mike SOS