Divine Weep - The Omega Man - Reviewed By All Around Metal! Wednesday May 5 2021, 8:43 PM
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Divine Weep - The Omega Man - Reviewed By All Around Metal!

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I had discovered the Poles Divine Weep at the time of their debut album "Tears of the ages", dating back to 2016, having a more than good impression; it was with pleasure that I set to work on their new full-lenght, entitled "The omega man". I was also curious to hear the new singer Mateusz Drzewicz; needless to deny, the change of the frontman is different from when replacing a musician, the singer is the "business card" of the band and the newcomer fortunately does not make his predecessor Kamil Budzinski regret and seems, indeed, even more versatile, given that he juggles well even in the most "bad" parts in growling, when the band decides to approach more extreme beaches with their own music (as in "The screaming skull of silence"). On the other hand, it can also be decidedly expressive and warm, depending on the needs of the single piece. Divine Weep's music remains anchored to the classic Heavy/Power stilemi of the German school, but this time I found the references to iced earth's heavy/thrash predominant, especially in the sulphurous atmospheres and the use of choirs, but also in certain guitar parts that reminded me of Jon Schaffer & C.; the long "Walking", for example, would not go into one of the best records of the American group, those of the Barlow era, since even Drzewicz at certain times (especially in screaming) tries to imitate the unfortunately great ex-singer of Iced Earth. Then there is "Mirdea lake" which in its central part cannot fail to remember very closely the mythical "Dante's Inferno" (one of the masterpieces of the American group), so much so that in this case we are almost on the edge of plagiarism. To you decide whether these similarities can be a merit or a defect; as far as I'm concerned, the various ratings given to this record have been more than pleasant, so much so that I now hope that I do not have to wait another 4 years to have a new Divine Weep album. "The omega man" will not go down in the history of metal, but it is certainly a more than pleasant record that will meet the favors of those who listen to good old heavy metal. 3.5/5 - All Around Metal

Divine Weep has been formed in 1995 as a black metal band. During the years of inactivity the band’s style evolved into classic heavy metal in the vein of bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. The band came back to life in 2010 with new songs and new members, getting a new chance to shine among Poland’s metal scene, which resulted in a lot of gigs and two studio albums. 

FFO: Visigoth, Eternal Champion, Warrior Path

The second full-length album of Divine Weep, released 5 years after acclaimed "Tears of the Ages".
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Released June 8, 2020

1. Cold As Metal

2. Journeyman

3. Firestone

4. Riders of Navia

5. The Screaming Skull of Silence

6. Walking (Through Debris of Nations)

7. Die Gelassenheit

8. Mirdea Lake

9. The Omega Man

Mateusz Drzewicz - vocals, synths
Bartosz Kosacki - guitars
Dariusz Moroz - guitars
Janusz Grabowski - bass
Dariusz Karpiesiuk - drums

Produced by Divine Weep

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Dobra 12 Studio by Piotr Polak
Additional recording at Dobra 12 Studio by Michał Kuźmicki & Mateusz Trykożko
Additional guitar & synths recording at HiGain Studio by Janusz Grabowski & Marcin Grygoruk

Artwork & layout by Dawid Boldys (Shred Perspectives Works)

Follow the band at these links:

https://divineweep.bandcamp.com/

http://ossuaryrecords.com/en/

https://www.facebook.com/divineweep

https://www.youtube.com/user/divineweepband


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