The music of Divinity Compromised is technically complex. They offer a complete sound enhanced by keyboards and other symphonic elements giving their attack a true multilayered texture.
Divinity Compromised is a progressive metal act from Chicago. The band has been active since 2009 and Terminal is their second full length effort (A World Torn – 2013). Terminal was self-released by the band on July 29th 2017.
The brainchild of The Skull guitarist Lothar Keller, the music of Divinity Compromised is technically complex. They offer a complete sound enhanced by keyboards and other symphonic elements giving their attack a true multilayered texture. The vocals take some getting used to but they do not detract from the effort. Over time, I’ve come to appreciate this delivery more and more. Lothar Keller is a noteworthy singer with the rare ability to balance passion and aggression equally. This is especially evident on the ballads found on this album. Executed with feeling and emotion, tapping into the empathy that motivates human nature. The amazing guitar work extenuates this awareness, wrapping the tracks in a familiar melody, bringing the reasoning full circle. Highlight tracks for me are: “Terminal” which features guest vocals from Helion Prime’s Kayla Dixon, “Shelter in Place”, “The Definition of Insanity”, “Free to Speak” and “The Last Refuge” which features guest vocals of Paul Kuhr of November’s Doom.
Terminal is a solid metal album with enough twists and turns to make any fan of the genre excited. Divinity Compromised are still largely unknown but two solid efforts should be enough to put them on your metal radar. Check out this new release and let this incurable metal infect you! \m/
Divinity Compromised are:
- Andy Bunk – Bass
- Ben Johnson – Guitars, Keyboards
- Mike Mousel – Drums
- Jeff Treadwell – Guitars
- Lothar Keller– Vocals