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Psycroptic - Divine Council



8 | 161 votes |
Release date: 5 August 2022
Style: Technical death metal

Owners:

48 have it
10 want it


01. Rend Asunder
02. A Fool's Errand
03. This Shadowed World
04. Enslavement
05. Ashes Of Our Empire
06. The Prophet's Council
07. Awakening
08. A Fragile Existence
09. Exitus

Line-up
Jason Peppiatt - vocals
Joseph "Joe" Haley - guitars
David Haley - drums
Todd Stern - bass

Guest musicians
Amy Wiles - additional vocals
Jason Keyser - additional vocals

Additional info
Guitars and vocals recorded at Crawlspace Studios.
Bass recorded at Cave Bound Studio.
Drums recorded at Anubis Studios.

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
N/A
I don’t like tech-death. The reason is that I don’t like the musicians’ masturbatory playing, and I don’t like music that suffers from ADHD. But I do like Psycroptic and their latest album, Divine Council.

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published 25.08.2022 | Comments (5)

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23.05.2022 - 20:09
Rating: 10
Majohadica

I have it and it's great
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29.07.2022 - 13:28
Rating: 7
Karam Aslan

I Have it and it's awesome
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06.08.2022 - 03:26
Rating: 9
Uxküll

Incredible album!
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06.08.2022 - 13:20
Abattoir

A straightforward tech death metal beast this is. Loving the production as well.
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06.08.2022 - 19:48
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
I'm very impressed with this one, it's very well structured, and has a quality clear sound with a tight production. I'm really liking the guitarwork too, lot's of technicality and melody has gone into it, but importantly it's not overdone. I'm usually not that into technical death metal of this kind, but I must admit this one is very good, I would say they are up there with Obscura as one of the best tech death bands around right now.
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07.08.2022 - 15:11
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Easily the best album in their discography, perhaps only second to tSotA. They took their done-to-death style (which I love anyhow) and introduced several unexpected twists. They've never sounded more fresh in the last decade or so. There's even "Enslavement", a song which experiments with major-esque keys which I don't think they've done before...and it sounded truly epic. Hats off to these guys who keep the creativity flowing even after having reinvented themselves almost halfway through their career.
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08.08.2022 - 16:16
Rating: 10
Claudric

This album has the coolest riffs I heard in a looong time. The tech death album I enjoyed the most since Archspire's Relentless Mutation.
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08.08.2022 - 23:58
jawharessence

Beast of an album. A total riff machine.
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09.08.2022 - 08:29
Morbid Angel 13

I was introduced to them with As The Kingdom Drowns which I initially loved but got tired of after a short while. Mostly it was because of the guitar tone which started sounding really whinny.
But this is on a whole other level, though. Loving the tempo and complexity, the drums, and the guitar tone is right on the money.
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09.08.2022 - 10:02
Rating: 9
Nightmare^

Joe Haley is a guitar god.
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09.08.2022 - 15:59
Rating: 6
doez
Hallucigenia
A good reminder that I'm not a tech death fan
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An album rated 6 is an album I enjoyed
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18.08.2022 - 21:18
nikarg
Mod
This council is divine indeed.
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29.08.2022 - 01:53
A Real Monkey

I like that the vocals are more shouted than growled, suits the music nicely.
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"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
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29.08.2022 - 15:38
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Excellent guitar work. Anyone else find the drum mixing a little buried? I have new headphones so it could be that.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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03.09.2022 - 20:47
Rating: 8
The Galactician

Very enjoyable. Kind of surprised I hadn't listened to these guys before considering how long they have been around.

When every riff is as well thought-out as these who needs solos?
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