Divine Anger - Guru Of Hate E.P. - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2021/09/18/divine-anger-guru-of-hate-ep/
The internet is a strange place isn’t it? A lot of focus is often how negative the place can be, yet conversely, it can be fucking amazing especially when a band can form internationally without ever meeting in person and create music. That is what happened when Divine Anger sat down at their keyboards and released their debut EP, ‘Guru of Hate’.
Appearing as nothing more than anime avatars and describing themselves as ‘expressive power metal’, this band take their influences very seriously as rhythmic drumming crosses paths with virtuosic guitars and soaring vocals which get in and out in just under 20 minutes. Job done. ‘Guru of Hate’ is not an EP which outstays its welcomes as tracks such as ‘Always Now’ and ‘D-Day’ drive forward with all the power of Helloween, Angel Dust and Nocturnal Rites. However, this is not a generic blast of power metal and there is something a little heavier here too as the band bring in elements of melodic death metal as well as alternative metal to give touches of In Flames as the band meld growls and screams into the mix. When ‘Guru of Hate’ is in full-flow, it is actually pretty good and Divine Anger prove that they are very good at playing power metal, however, is the extra bits which can make this EP pretty disjointed with the feeling that there are two things happening.
Divine Anger have something good going on here, but it is the ‘having your cake and eating it’ which lets it down, but we shall see how this transposes across and into a full length studio album. - Metal Digest
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Believe it or not, Divine Anger is a metal band from another dimension. How and why this shift happened is still a riddle to all! One moment, they were playing the biggest gig of their life in Wacken – on their side. Next, they woke up here, in a reality that is home to you but alien to them. Now, the six musicians are on a journey to return home, and their first wish is to play their way into the ears and hearts of metalheads, with their expressive power metal – a style that ranges from melodic to aggressive but is always catchy as hell! Everyone has heroes, and Divine Anger’s strongest influences are metal bands like Iced Earth, Helloween, Angel Dust, and Nocturnal Rites. At the same time, all band members enjoy the impact of more aggressive metal genres. So, you will mainly hear clean vocals in their songs, but you will also often hear screams, growls, or blends from these different vocal styles, inspired by subgenres like melodic death metal or alternative metal rather than specific bands.
Divine Anger was founded in 2015 by Barry Ross (bass) and Luke Krämer (guitars). The two school friends pushed their project passionately and formed a professional metal band in 2018. With Misaki Hayashi (synthesizers), J.J. (guitars), Damon (drums), and ART3M (vocals), Barry and Luke found irreplaceable comrades-in-arms, and today, they together form the permanent line-up of Divine Anger. The band members come from different countries and are thus an international group. As in their founding year, their life and creative activity are centered in Hamburg (Germany). Although currently completely unknown in the metal scene, Divine Anger has already built up a reputation as a serious newcomer band in their dimension. Indeed, they were just one step away from signing their first record deal, which was to happen right after their gig in Wacken. But then, things changed. On December 1, 2020 Divine Anger released their first single Behind the Wall in our dimension. A second single (Always Now) followed on February 20, 2021, and the third one (Guru of Hate) on May 7, 2021. On August 6, 2021 the band's debut EP will be unleashed on our ears. Find out more about this unusual band and it’s out-of-this-world band members here: divine-anger.com.
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Divine Anger is very happy about the following media coverage so far:
• Inclusion in the RADIO BOB! Newcomer Stream
• MyTouché Blog: Introducing: Divine Anger
• The Other Side Reviews: A Chat with Divine Anger
• Demon Reports: Divine Anger premieres the official music video for the “Behind The Wall” ...
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