Written In Blood
by Darkness Divided
"Darkness Divided has the most unique instrumental sections, from a sick drum beat to the most technical guitar riffs. This record will keep heavy music fans wanting more."
"Darkness Divided displays a technical prowess far beyond their years. More metal than core, they keep it heavy and brutal. If you're looking for the next big thing in Christian metal, look no further."
New Noise Magazine
Written In Blood, a testament to both their faith and their metal roots, will be released on August 19th.
Darkness Divided has a wide mix of sounds on their album. Ranging from instrumental preludes (“Severance” and “Interlude”) to thrashing, emotional anthems (“The Hands That Bled” and “The Will of Man”), their musicianship is showcased. Hidden between passionately growled verses and emotively shouted choruses, you’ll catch the occasionally sung vocal (by both the lead singer Gerard Mora, and the back-up singer), and his voice instantly sucks you in. Hypnotic and clear, the vocals leave one wishing he would sing more.
My personal favorites on the album are undoubtedly the single “The Hands That Bled,” and the fantastic “The Will of Man.” I favor these songs for their exceptional guitar intros and evident skill. I’m a sucker for a hard and rhythmic, metalcore drumbeat, and I am definitely not disappointed by what Darkness Divided has to offer.
Intelligently put together and expertly recorded, Written In Blood has the fuel and fire for a metalcore fan. It is obvious to me just by listening to the album that their live shows are electric with energy and absolute loads of fun. For fans of Christian metal, this is a must-have.
Zoe Adler is a music journalist from Long Beach, California. Besides her website, which is her pride and joy, she works with the GRAMMY Foundation and the Long Beach Independent. Additionally, Ms. Adler is a musician, spending half of her time playing the flute, piccolo, trombone, and marching baritone. She has been with TeenView Music since the very start and hopes to make something of it in the future.