Origin: Finland  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Page online: October 13, 2004
Last update/review: November 21, 2005

Divine Decay

Maximize The Misery, the second album from the Finnish group Divine Decay, harkens back to the glory days of Bay Area thrash in the late eighties, with Testament a clear influence, especially Alec's vocal similarity to Chuck Billy. It's pretty well done, though a bit samey in places (Alec has a strong voice, but it doesn't have great range, which tends to make songs sound similar). Not many bands are playing this style these days, and with a bit more experience, they could develop into something special, though for the time being they appear to be inactive.

Last Lineup

Alec Hirst-Gee




Timo Nyberg

guitars (ex-Gandalf)

Toni Grönros


Juhuna Rantala



Songs Of The Damned  
2001 Osmose
  1. Alone
  2. Divine Decay
  3. Song Of The Damned
  4. Hollow
  5. Dead Calm
  6. Bloodline
  7. F$# (Wake Up)
  8. Kill The Dead
  9. Through My Eye
  10. Genocide
  • Alec Hirst-Gee
  • Paul
  • Toni Grönros
  • Juhuna Rantala

Maximize The Misery  
2003 Osmose
  1. Icons Fall
  2. Weave A Web Of Vanity
  3. Without A Soul
  4. Scars
  5. Killing Innocence
  6. Silence Of Decades
  7. Maximize The Misery
  8. Dead In Me
  9. The Discomfort Of Artificial Euphoria
  10. Filth
  11. Black Hearted Angel (Remorse)
  • Alec Hirst-Gee
  • Paul
  • Timo Nyberg
  • Toni Grönros
  • Juhuna Rantala

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