Metal Review – Supreme Pain – Divine Incarnation (2011)

Supreme Pain - Divine IncarnationAs you would expect from the name of the band, Supreme Pain is a death metal band and this Dutch metal band can bring it with the best of them. They bring the fury and pain straight from the bowels of hell with their third, and latest, release, Divine Incarnation.

From the opening of Dawn of a New Era to their first track proper, The Dark Army, you pretty much know what you are getting yourself into. The next track, Damned Creation, is one of my favorites on the album. The opening chugs along with a great rhythm and maintains that rhythm for a while until descending into utter chaos by the middle of the song.

The proceeding tracks all follow the same formula of fast tempos and nice songwriting skills and the vocals keep up with the music very well. My biggest complaint about the album, and it is really not that much of a complaint is the lack of variety on the album. Like I said, it is really not a complaint since I would be happy to reach out for this album when I need some extremely brutal death metal.

Divine Incarnation Track Listing:
01. Dawn of a New Era – 1:26
02. The Dark Army – 3:59
03. Damned Creation – 5:36
04. Treasonous Disease – 5:47
05. Trapped in Heresy – 6:27
06. Spiritual Sickness – 4:27
07. Divine Incarnation – 4:47
08. Putrefied Beauty – 3:50
09. The Fallen Kingdom – 4:53
10. Towards Hell – 6:18

Supreme Pain Line-up:
Alesa Sare – Bass
Paul Beltman – Drums
Bas Brussard – Guitars
Erwin Harreman – Guitars
Aad Kloosterwaard – Vocals

Dutch death metal maniacs SUPREME PAIN are prepared to drop Divine Incarnation on North American audiences, their third and strongest album to date, and the band’s debut for Massacre Records.

The brutalizing quintet features a cast of death metal militia including vocalist Adrie Kloosterwaard (Sinister, Infinited Hate, ex-Houwitzer), drummer Paul Beltman (ex-Sinister, ex-Judgment Day, ex-Infinited Hate, ex-Fondlecorpse), bassist Alesa Sare (ex-Sarcasm, Root ‘A Balluta) and guitarist Bas Brussaard (Fondlecorpse, ex-Infinited Hate). This lineup culminates massive talent with the ranks of SUPREME PAIN, who break out their heaviest weaponry to date on their third full-length Divine Incarnation. Produced at Soundlodge Studio by Jörg Uken (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, Defloration), Divine Incarnation is the band’s most epic and evil atmospheric album to date, but not by weakening their groove-laden, aggressive death metal.

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