‘Feathers’ is the debut EP by Dublin-based rockers Divide Of Everything. Playing a brand of melodic hard-rock reminiscent of 90’s bands such as Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and Faith No More, these lads don’t waste any time getting down to business.
The EP opens with the title-track, a song which displays the band’s sound very well. Catchy, bluesy riffs, passionate vocals and an excellent guitar solo, the band sounds tight and energetic, and displays a great knack for song-structuring.
‘Forge’ kicks off with a drum intro almost directly lifted from metal band Soil’s ’02 hit ‘Halo’, before transitioning into a more retro sound, solidifying the band’s ability to write catchy rock tunes. Adding a slightly more classic rock sound on this track, the vocalist is on top-form and the harmonies are spot-on.
‘Hammer’ is another fast-paced, riff-laden exercise in dirty rock music. The confidence and energy of the band and especially the vocalist shine here, making them an intriguing live prospect.
Penultimate track ‘Subtlety’ slows the pace down slightly. Featuring acoustic guitar and a much gentler approach, the band still maintains that 90’s rock sound here.
Closing the EP is ‘These Four Walls’, a more experimental song that strays from the traditional structure. Beginning with a dark sound and vocals akin to Layne Staley of Alice In Chains, it builds into a bigger, more classic rock influenced crescendo complete with high-pitched vocals, followed by a guitar solo that plays through to the end.
Divide Of Everything show a lot of promise on this EP, and sound like a band that need to be heard live. They make fun, energetic music that will appeal to fans of classic rock and heavy metal through to grunge and hard rock. It will be interesting to see how they develop their sound from here.