"My Obsession" (demo)
Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton
The insert of the "My Obsession" CD by Non-Divine reads, "This recording contains some songs
of our concept album that will be released in a near future." Boy, am I looking forward to that
I don't know how to go about defining Non-Divine. Let's just say that they are hard rock/heavy metal at its most creative. The songs here are incredibly well-written pieces of a whole - chapters, if you will - of a novel in progress.
Each song herein refers to a different patient in a mental hospital of decades ago. The stylized music and specific lyrics describe each patient in a eerily successful light, with each tune just different enough to sound like somebody different. The band never strays far from their metal roots - they just enhance it with some of the most personalized and communicative music I've heard in a long time.
Similarities here are wraithlike as best, but I can hear a little Guns'n'Roses, a little Type O Negative, a little Megadeth. But these are subtle similarities at best. The sound of Non-Divine is unique and progressive - it's a step ahead of many bands today.
The band's musicianship is equal to their songwriting. Non-Divine is tight and the recording of "My Obsession" is amazingly crisp.
Visit Non-Divine at http://www.non-divine.com
for more information and see if you don't agree that this is a band to watch. Can't wait for the
promised complete concept CD.
Non-Divine is: Martin Van Beek - guitars; Ruben Viets - drums; Alco Emaus - bass; Ivor Van Beek - vocals/guitars.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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