Divine Ascension, The Uncovering Review
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Divine Ascension is a female fronted metal band that is grabbing ears all over the world with their melodic/progressive metal. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Divine Ascension is led by the mysteriously captivating Jennifer Borg. The band is Jennifer Borg (vocals); Karl Szulik (guitars); Jason Meracis (bass) and Luke Wenczel (drums). The band’s dynamic debut, As the Truth Appears was released in 2011, which was followed up with Liberator in 2014. Now Divine Ascension is releasing their third full length studio album titled, The Uncovering. Featuring ten new tracks with a guest appearance by Tom S Englund from Evergrey. The Uncovering was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios and the album cover art is by James Ledger Concept Art. With excellent guitar work by Szulik and the full aggressive vocals of Borg, The Uncovering has the drive of metal with addition of classical music and the drama of music theatre all rolled into one hard hitting package. That’s the short of it!
Pursuit of Desire
Beyond the Line
One Step from Here
Release Date: November 16, 2018
With full keyboards, a wall of rhythm guitar and scorching leads, Borg leads this band of talented musicians through an array of feels and shifting forms, all with power and musicality.
Divine Ascension is full of melodic and progressive metal power. Borg’s vocals are powerful and carry the commanding sounds of the band. The music makes excellent use of interesting forms, key changes, metric modulations and various feels. Even though the compositions do go through many shifts, the melodic continuity is never lost. The vocal harmonies are solid and so is the lyric writing. Englund’s guest appearance on “Pursuit of Desire” is a nice sonic change and adds to the success of the track. Overall, this band has great melodic metal presentation with catchy melodies and exceptional playing and songwriting. Divine Ascension is raising the bar of the creative possibilities by combining metal with classical overtones, with a sense of drama and theatrics.