Review by Adam M on March 2, 2017.
Deivos play a fairly fast form of death metal. Songs here are straightforward, yet go for the throat in their approach. The band performs things both quickly and abrasively. This leads to an in your face style that is very welcome to behold.
The vocals are guttural, but not to the point where it becomes annoying or anything. The guitars are very harsh and aggressive sounding and complement the music perfectly. Drumming is fast and precise, further complementing the songs. On the whole, there is simply much aggression and power on display here. The problem with the disc is that there is very little variety amongst the tracks and they all begin to sound the same. Also, with a new release from Immolation, this one comes up lacking a little bit of presence when compared to that disc. The disc also lacks a bit in length, making for a short, but sweet listen. This is still a nice way to have a death metal disc end, however, as many from the genre overstay their welcome. Deivos manage to simply get things done in a short period of time. Though the band is very straightforward, this leads to the bruising style that manages to inflict damage on the listener. One would perhaps wish for more creativity, but sometimes just delivering the goods is appropriate enough. See the nicely titled Through the Eyes of the Hangman for a nice highlight with nifty drum fills and all. This is only one of many strong moments on the disc, however.
The nice carnage influenced approach is what leads to the stand out moments. There is simply a nice brutality to this album and the song-writing is solid enough to back up the chops and make for a relatively enjoyable release. Fans of death metal should find something to like with Endemic Divine.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10