CD review PALE DIVINE ‘Consequence of Time’

25 years in business, that says something about a band and their musical qualities. Pale Divine, hailing from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, is such a band. Founded in 1995 it took the guys six years to get the debut ‘Thunder Perfect Mind’ out into the record shops. Having managed the start, was like a springboard for working on more records and after having moved to Cruz Del Sur it’s the new longplayer ‘Consequence of Time’ that will continue their journey through the vastness of Epic Metal.

Let’s have a look at the centerpiece first. ‘Consequence of Time’ is not only the name-giver for this album. It’s with 10 minutes also the by far longest track on the album. Pale Divine shows with this track all they have in their repertoire. Kept in a slower pace, the tune is an ode to epic metal. Especially the solo parts are impressive and together with an hypnotic beat and well-executed vocals the track is a highlight on the album.

The other songs, although being shorter in running time, don’t need to stand back. ‘Satan in Starlight’ for example is a thundering metal track and the same goes for the brisk ‘No Escape’, a song that shows a shift of gears before ‘Saints of Fire’ is chosen to be the closer of an album that shows again the great sense of Cruz Del Sur for adding cool underground metal bands to their portfolio.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Tyrants & Pawns
  2. Satan in Starlight
  3. Shadow’s Own
  4. Broken Martyr
  5. Phantasmagoria
  6. Consequence of Time
  7. No Escape
  8. Saints of Fire

Label: Cruz Del Sur

Genre: Epic Metal

Release Date EU: June 26th, 2020

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