Release DetailsLABEL Mighty Music
RELEASED ON 9/1/2002
Divine Misanthropic Madness
posted on 5/2003 By:
As almost anyone could tell you, the Swedish metal scene is becoming over-saturated and quickly hitting mediocrity. Taetre serves as further evidence to make this theory that much more believable. At this point it really takes something that brings the scene to the next level or an album that will totally blow most people away to even raise one eyebrow from this reviewer to this quickly boring metal mold. Some may say I could be coming down a bit hard on this band, but I've listened to Divine Misanthropic Madness around five or six times and never once has it really been able to grab my full attention. The whole thing just feels like it's been done before. The music comes along the lines of a blend of melody (no surprise there) with mostly death elements and some thrash for good measure. The guitars can carry a bit of crunch on occasion, but listening to the album right now and going back through my memory I can't really pick out any songs that stunned me. The drums follow solidly, but again they are nothing special. Vokilly, this beast hits with a bit of the mid ranged scream a bit along the lines of Tomas Lindberg. To me the album seemed to blend together, but not in a good way. The production is decent and gets the job done. I can't really see recommending this one at all. If you're a melodic death nut then you may want to give it a listen, otherwise pass this one up entirely, there are a lot better albums that have come out this year that deserve your hard earned dollar.
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