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IN REVIEW: DIVINE HATRED - MORAL EVENT HORIZON


Divine Hatred

IN REVIEW: DIVINE HATRED - MORAL EVENT HORIZON

 

Divine Hatred are a band within Sheffield’s hardcore scene with a death metal twist. Completing Divine Hatred are Liam Turton on vocals, Marcus Moore and Tom Black on guitar, Kieran Hand on bass and Caleb Smith on drums. The band formed in late 2019 and have come a long way since their smaller shows in the city, including their first ever gig with Desolated at Record Junkee in December that year, as they now boast five singles and three EP’s under their belt so far, including their latest release Moral Event Horizon EP.


The guys have already made their mark in hardcore, having played at massive shows such as supporting Malevolence on the Newcastle leg of their 2021 tour, alongside Sheffield’s Rough Justice and Manchester’s Guilt Trip, as well as playing Fury Fest in 2020 and Don Fest in 2021.


I have been lucky enough to hear Moral Event Horizon before it is due to be released on December 1st and is Divine Hatred’s first EP release since the pandemic; having not released any since their Al Mumit EP in November 2020, they have come back with a bang.


Opening the monster, four-track EP is The Blade, a lyrical and poetical stance, with genocidal themes which paints an already dire picture of the state of affairs overseas, as can be heard in lines such as “Cries of children, cast aside in brutality / Unjustified, inhumane treatment”.


Following on from this is track two, Etched in Your Skin, which lyrically takes more of a macabre turn, and dare I say gruesome, for example this verse; “Etched into your skin / The Devil sat within / Severing all hope of recovery / Blood pours out of your body”.Track three,


A Tombstone Bears My Name is the shortest track on the EP, coming in at a short and sweet two minutes and twenty-seven seconds, but is nothing of the sort, carrying heavy weight riffs throughout and soul crushing vocals.


Finally, closing the EP is the fourth and final track, Plagued Parasite. Out of all tracks on the EP to round it off, they couldn’t have picked a better one, the ordering is perfect. From the get-go, it’s a punch in the face of a track, listeners are immediately hit with bellowing guitar and rattling drums, adding texture and substance as the cherry on the cake that is Moral Event Horizon.

Moral Event Horizon is solid, Sheffield Steel City hardcore. Follow the Divine Hatred lads on socials and stream the EP now, as they continue to shred hell throughout Sheffield and beyond!

 

Words by: Ruth Casey


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