I’ve been hearing so many more bands these days over the last few years with the melodic power metal that hasn’t really been a focus for me over the years, especially since my glam metal days of the ’80s and thrash/death metal beginnings in the early ’90s, that as being a fan over time of all genres of hard music, this particular genre is growing on me more and more every time I hear it.
Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana Divine Martyr who recently have been making waves in the Metal circles abroad have released their brand new single “Shatter The Doubt”.
The most notable sound that I can grab at is of Nightwish, where the melodic and symphonic characteristics have created the beauty that is expected with the band, with ,smooth electronic keys and guitars that compliment the track which continues with Luke Mellinger and his majestic vocals, and the ever delightful Natalie Lefevra with her slight overtones that can be heard as she overlaps with her vocal duties.
Growling vocals add the elements that really expand the song with the tightness and fulfilment of the creation of such a beast, intertwining in such an epic sound and overall structure that completely makes “Shatter The Doubt” a song that I can honestly speak of as one of the best I’ve heard this year.
Int the balance of the band’s musical and vocal directions with both Luke and Natalie, we have seen some of the most authentic and creative music that has graced our ears for 2019.
I give it a 10/10. Quite frankly, the track has over-excelled in production and songwriting. I’m certainly looking forward to the next full release.