November 6, 2007
January 30, 2010
It was inevitable that guitarist Dino Cazares would re-enter
the extreme metal scene with a new band, following his
well-publicized acrimonious split from
back in 2002.
Divine Heresy is that band, and their debut,
Bleed The Fifth
, has been described by some as
the album that FF should have recorded after '98's
This is not a Fear Factory clone, but the similarities are
there, especially with Cazares' precision guitar work,
though Tommy Cummings' hateful screaming has a bit
more of a hardcore feel, and the faint industrial tones
that were always a hallmark of FF aren't really here.
Arguably, the star here might be drummer Tim Yeung,
as his intense double-bass work and general
hyperactivity is impressive indeed, and his staccato-like
interplay with Cazares is spot-on.
This is pretty much non-stop aggression from start
("Closure", featuring clean vocals from Cummings,
is an exception), and while Cazares is slightly playing
it safe here rather than branching out, Bleed The Fifth
is nonetheless an impressive modern extreme metal album.
Dino rejoined Fear Factory in April 2009 but has stated that this
band will continue.
bass (ex-Nile) RIP: January 24, 2020, age 36
Bringer Of Plagues
- The Battle Of J. Casey
- Undivine Prophecies
- Bringer Of Plagues
- Monolithic Doomsday Devices
- Letter To Mother
- Enemy Kill
- Darkness Embedded
- The End Begins
- Forever The Failure