Darkness Divided roar back with their second release on Victory Records, bringing a unique vision of metalcore to a depiction of life from the innocence of youth to disillusionment to reaffirmation.
Darkness Divided formed in 2010 as a four piece of the three Mora brothers, Gerard (vocals), Christopher (guitar), and Joseph (bass) with Israel Hernandez on drums. In 2013, the band released the Chronicles ep, which really highlighted their potential as a band and showed a good bit of maturity in songwriting, bringing some uniqueness to the metalcore genre. In 2014, for Written in Blood, the band expanded their overall sound by adding Sebastian Elizondo on guitar and vocals. The band, which hails from San Antonio, recorded the album at Alchemist Recording Studio in their hometown with Cory Brunnemann. Now with their self-titled album, the band has again endured some lineup changes, with Hayden Allen picking up drums and the departure of Christoper Mora on guitar. For this album the band enlisted Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, Sworn In, Body Count) for mastering and was happy that he was able to bring out the full sound they were looking for. The casual listener may not realize this but as Gerard Mora has said in the album press release,
“This new album itself is split up into three parts – innocence, contradiction, and reaffirmation. As I wrote the lyrics to this record, I had the image of a house built of the ideas that others have built for you. As you grow from innocence and leave your innocence, your walls of the home begin to collapse. Continue reading »