Completed nearly a decade after the band's formation, All Barren was produced by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Blacklisted) and mastered by Bill Henderson (Enabler, Most Precious Blood). The LP is set for a September 23rd release on Glory Kid Ltd.
In his review of All Barren, Invisible Oranges editor Ian Chainey points to the years of turmoil and perseverance that led up to this album's release – lineup changes, lawsuits, homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy – and how this breadth of experience is reflected in the band's churning, post-Neurosis sound:
"Chris Tzompanakis has a roar. His voice has cracks and crevices and creases, the kind of depth earned through survival... [Divider's All Barren] rolls out lumbering riffs which have characterized 'core for more than a decade. But the riffs run deeper. You can tell the band was patient, waiting until their compositions and tone truly spoke for them and said something honest about them. That patience granted guitarist Anthony Fusco and bassist Peter Gerontakos the time to imbue these riffs with an indescribable power. Drummer Victor Mouradian pounds his kit with that same feeling. And it makes a huge difference. A younger group could play these same songs 1,000 times and never come close to matching the emotions All Barren evokes."
All Barren follows a handful of smaller Divider releases, including a Kurt Ballou-recorded debut EP and a split with Bone Dance, among others.
Divider toured the East Coast with labelmates Mercy Ties in July. More touring is in the works.
"Riffs with an indescribable power... A younger group could play these same songs 1,000 times and never come close to matching the emotions All Barren evokes."
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