Divine Element are an international band with members from both Greece and Hungary that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Thaurachs Of Borsu" which will be released in May by I, Voidhanger Records.
Clean guitar playing starts off the album along with some epic style drum beats a few seconds later and synths can also be heard at times and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier and melodic direction and the vocals bring in a decent mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams.
Atmospheric and heavy parts are mixed together quite a bit throughout the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard while the guitar leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, some tracks also add in a small amount of spoken word parts and nature sounds and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly and the keyboards also mix in the epic atmosphere of a classic fantasy movie at times along with some touches of folk music.
Divine Element plays a musical style that takes the melodic sides of black and death metal and mixes them in with a fantasy orientated atmosphere to create something very different, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon a fantasy world that was created by multi instrumentalist Ayloss.
In my opinion Divine Element are a very great sounding epic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thaurachs Of Borsu" "Call Of The Blade" and "Traitor's Last Stand". 8 out of 10.