Bringer of Plagues

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Bringer of Plagues
Divine Heresy - Bringer Of Plagues.jpg
Studio album by Divine Heresy
Released July 28, 2009
Recorded Edge of the Earth Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre Metalcore,[1] death metal,[2] groove metal,[3] thrash metal,[2] industrial metal[4]
Length 45:38
Label Century Media (United States)
Roadrunner (worldwide)
Producer Logan Mader
Divine Heresy chronology
Bleed the Fifth
(2007)
Bringer of Plagues
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Kerrang! (3/5)[6]
Sputnikmusic (3/5)[7]

Bringer of Plagues is the second album by Divine Heresy, released in the United States on July 28, 2009. It's their first album to feature new vocalist Travis Neal and the only one to feature bassist Joe Payne.

On June 3, 2009, two new songs from the album titled "Undivine Prophecies" and "Facebreaker" were posted on the band's MySpace page.

It sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 148 on the Billboard 200 chart.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

According to Kerrang!, the album sees Dino Cazares "honing his partnership with ex-Nile sticksman Tim Yeung to the point of thunderous, jaw-dropping intensity and roping in the vocal talents of alarmingly diverse newcomer Travis Neal." Still, "there's little new ground broken here and attempted slow/heavy dynamics are often poorly executed, leaving the feeling that although accomplished, this is metal on demand rather than any kind of real statement of the heart," warns reviewer Sam Low, giving it the 3/5 rating.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Dino Cazares, Tim Yeung and Joe Payne. All lyrics written by Travis Neal, except "The Battle of J. Casey" written by Jason Casey.

  1. "Facebreaker" - 3:42
  2. "The Battle of J. Casey" - 3:42
  3. "Undivine Prophecies (Intro) (Instrumental)" - 1:07
  4. "Bringer of Plagues" - 3:40
  5. "Redefine" - 3:46
  6. "Anarchaos" - 4:40
  7. "Monolithic Doomsday Devices" - 5:24
  8. "Letter to Mother" - 3:36
  9. "Enemy Kill" - 3:11
  10. "Darkness Embedded" - 4:34
  11. "The End Begins" - 4:58
  • Japanese bonus track:

"Forever the Failure" - 3:32

  • iTunes bonus track:

"Facebreaker (Instrumental Version)" - 03:44

Credits[edit]

Divine Heresy
Other
  • Engineered, Produced and Mixed by Logan Mader and Lucas Banker for Dirty Icon Productions
  • Co-Produced by Dino Cazares
  • Mastered by Dirty Icon Productions
  • Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Edge of the Earth Studios, Hollywood, CA
  • Drums recorded at: Mid City Sound
  • Pre-Production: Jeramiah Curo at DeadSpace Studios, Barona, CA
  • Orchestral Arrangements on "The End Begins" by Jonathon Merkel
  • Drums Arrangements by John Sankey
  • Keyboards on "Undivine Prophecies" and "The End Begins" by Jonathon Merkel
  • Additional Keyboards on "Darkness Embedded" by Rhys Fulber
  • Guitar Tech: Alex Lagos
  • A&R by Scott Koenig (Divine Heresy) and Ray Harkins (Century Media)
  • Photography by Glen LaFerman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "heavymetal.about.com". 
  2. ^ a b "sputnikmusic.com". 
  3. ^ "sputnikmusic.com". 
  4. ^ "live-metal.net". 
  5. ^ Freeman, Phil. "Review: Bringer of Plagues". Allmusic. Retrieved July 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Law, Sam. Kerrang! #1271, July 25, 2009. Album reviews. "Dino Cazares returns With a Predictably Relentless Exercise in Extremism". p. 50
  7. ^ Trey, Spencer (July 28, 2009). "Divine Heresy – Bringer of Plagues Review". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  8. ^ DIVINE HERESY: 'Bringer Of Plagues' First-Week Sales Revealed[permanent dead link]