Hull-based metallers Dividium have released their brand new EP, T.H.R.E.E. Having formed in 2013, this is the bands first EP after two full length releases. Things kick off with the awkwardly titled Send Nudes: clean guitar notes peel out, occasionally accompanied by slabs of distortion that eventually give way to a djent-esque riff and the excellent screamed vocal of Neil Bailey. Although the song itself is not bad, by the time we reach the more radio friendly clean vocals in the chorus, there is a sense that we’ve seen all this before.
This feeling sticks around for a lot of the record,with Satisfaction Guaranteed sounding very much like Avenged Sevenfold, albeit with some more technical flourishes, and you can’t quite shift the feeling that this EP sounds like something out of a noughties metal jukebox. Despite this over familiarity however, there are some big plus points on show. Not least of which are the aforementioned screamed vocals which recall Greg Puciato at his most lung busting (no small feat)! The drumming of James Coggin is also excellent and is best displayed in the verses of Body Harvest. Echo Chamber is probably the best song on this EP, displaying each member’s technical ability and a massive chorus. This is a decent enough record, even if it does lean slightly too heavily on its influences.