One night in Wacken, Germany Divine Anger was playing the biggest gig of their life, they were rocking the stage with pure expressive power metal when all of a sudden they ended up in a new dimension. Although the six musicians all originally hail from different countries, they consider Hamburg, Germany to be home base. Barry Ross (bass) and Luke Krämer (guitars), two school friends, founded Divine Anger in 2015. Joining later was Misaki Hayashi (synthesizers), J.J (guitars), Damon (drums), and ART3M (vocals), and just like that Barry and Luke found the permanent line-up of Divine Anger.
The opening self titled single “Guru of Hate”, immediately punches you in the face with extremely tuned down guitars and a voice that’ll force you to listen to the message. The guru of hate is referring to a summoner of darkness, and how you need to be careful on who or what you worship. The transition from “Guru of Hate” to “Behind the Wall is not one to be unrecognized, the message of how careful you need to be with worship to the touching story of the Frank family, who had to hide from the Nazis during WWII. Aside from the message, the most kick ass part of “Behind the Wall” is one minute and forty five seconds into the song, the guitar solo plays and shortly after Damon on drums comes in to help finish it off.
“Always Now” and “When Angels Sleep” are the slower songs of the EP, “Always Now” points to something timeless: universal empathy while “When Angels Sleep” is about the Goebbels couple killed their children shortly before the end of the war and then committed suicide. Highlighting major issues in the world and in everyday life in general is something that needs to be talked about. In this case Divine Anger speaks volumes with the recently released EP.Although they have not made their way back into the right dimension, Divine Anger plans to keep playing their way into the ears and hearts of all the metal heads out there. The first release from the group surely will not be the last, Divine Anger is quickly rising in the ranks.
Written by Jaye Maverick
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