Terrorizer sums up the track as "combining the chaotic hardcore of Converge or early Cave In with a menacing and thoroughly weighty churn that recalls the likes of Neurosis or Tombs..."
All Barren was produced by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Blacklisted) and mastered by Bill Henderson (Enabler, Most Precious Blood). The album is Divider's first full-length although he Long Island, New York band formed nearly a decade ago. Frontman Chris Tzompanakis is also founder and frontman of metallic hardcore vets Skycamefalling. All Barren hits stores September 23rd via Glory Kid Ltd and can be pre-ordered now.
Divider plays Friday, September 26th at Grand Victory in Brooklyn, New York, with Old Wounds, Exalt, and Meek Is Murder.
A West Coast tour with Mercy Ties is in the works for the fall.
"Combining the chaotic hardcore of Converge or early Cave In with a menacing and thoroughly weighty churn that recalls the likes of Neurosis or Tombs..."
"Their music pulls together different shades of darkness, its menacing slow burn drawing from bands like Neurosis and Tombs."
"Like having your face pressed into a belt sander... Divider's music is grand, harsh, and angry... Fans of Neurosis, early Isis, and Tombs should perk their ears up for this album."
"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."
"Stalwart carriers of the sonic battering ram... Gate-crushing tone."
"A dreary landscape of oppressing riffs and dark moody mid-tempo writing... An unending fist pounding dose of temperamental hardcore."
"There is an elemental fury to the music, especially in the roars of vocalist Chris Tzompanakis, which are sincerely righteous and pissed off."