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Divine Heresy Bleed The Fifth

01. Bleed The Fifth 02. Failed Creation 03. This Threat is Real 04. Impossible is Nothing 05. Savior Self 06. Rise of The Scorned 07. False Gospel 08. Soul Decoded (Now and Forever) 09. Royal Blood Heresy 10. Closure
2007 Century Media Records
Our score 4


So Dino's back... in the mainstream, that is. Starting his career in a band that faced its share of detractors following the release of its 1992 debut, "Soul of a New Machine," Dino Cazares would soon become responsible for the nu-metal trend as countless bands emulated his seven-string guitar tones and Burton Bell's once-unique blend of death, power, and hardcore vocals; even Syracuse edgemen Earth Crisis quite openly paid homage to Fear Factory on their last album. Fear Factory's final true album, "Obsolete," was its last legs as Cazares would soon depart and focus exclusively on his cult projects Brujeria and Asesino. With his brand new band, Divine Heresy, just releasing their debut album "Bleed The Fifth," perhaps his credibility would have been better off had he remained underground. Everyone needs to eat though, and all signs point to Divine Heresy existing primarily if not solely for that reason. But if the kids in middle America don't lap this up like those banking on it are hoping for, the band will likely be done in before it hits the starting gate. Unlike Fear Factory, which while now admittedly dated in their sound, were once just as accomplished as Slayer and Pantera for their identity and distinctiveness, Divine Heresy attempt too much too soon in their young career and end up falling smack, middle-of-the-road where they are immediately flattened by bands both half AND twice their age, and then scraped up by tribal-tattooed and nail polish-wearing Chimaira fans mistaking their remains for metal brilliance. But the problem isn't so much Cazares having lost his touch; in fact his other running project, Asesino, which features Static-X's Tony Campos in its ranks and earlier this year released their newest and most vicious full-length "Cristo Satanico" on Odio Records, stands as tall as the handful of cult classic Brujeria albums he created throughout the nineties. Besides the rare uncomplicated and devoid of clean vocals number "False Gospel," Divine Heresy's songs simply shift too cumbersomely from echoes of Fear Factory to syrupy metalcore, and boringly pasted-in, discontinuous death metal blasts. Cazares sees what is hot right now and "Bleed The Fifth" can only be his attempt to regain mainstream status, although succeeding at this may prove more difficult than he imagined. Bottom Line: This is Cazares' new stab at piggybacking on the frail and largely generic American metal scene, whose trends are far too numerous to even follow, and success too fleeting to maintain. So while the drumming (by death icon Tim Yeung) is solid, and the vocals by new face Tommy Vext, a dead ringer for a younger and angrier Vin Diesel, are surprisingly dexterous, a lack of focused songwriting is what does Divine Heresy in on "Bleed The Fifth." Even Fear Factory, who publicly suffer the loss of Cazares with each successive record since his departure, come across as more focused; and that isn't saying much.


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yousuck_ 12/31/2007 11:08:02 PM

1st post. f*ck this band. f*ck you dumbf*cks.

ballsbutt_ 1/1/2008 1:05:35 AM

haha oh wow if doctor sampson had a list with the worst album names ever on it this would be number oneee ahhh ahaah im tooo highhh aslkf

Jamey Heresey_ 1/1/2008 2:48:37 AM

You f*cking shithead. You don't know the first thing about SICK nu-hardcore; we put a lot of time and effort into this CD, and it's one of the heaviest releases of the year. We better not catch you around at any shows, because if my crew sees you, you'll wish you never got out of bed that day. Oh, and to everyone who actually CARES about this record, listen up! Thanks to everybody who bought it already but for those who have not been able to find it, try TARGET, yes TARGET is stocking it for ONL

destroyerofpoon_ 1/1/2008 4:28:28 AM

Shit gimmick ^^^^^^

swampthang_ 1/1/2008 4:57:31 AM

eh Mr. Glucks you should have reviewed the at all cost album and gave it a 4 also. good review tho

Hey_ 1/1/2008 6:36:58 AM

I dig the tunes on this f*cker. Tim Yeung is sick, I used to love Fear Factory back in the day. Oh well, I'll jam it with my windows down.

I wanna fight Gluck_ 1/1/2008 12:01:24 PM

I never read Gluck's reviews. Although, I'll post in all of them to make it clear that I think he's the biggest f*cking gay on the Goat staff. Gluck, learn to write better reviews, stop rambling, stop being a gay, go f*ck yourself. gay.

Asesino_ 1/1/2008 1:44:35 PM

*eats emotionally to fill the void*

Dave2112_ 1/1/2008 3:44:10 PM

Tim Yeung, yeah. As far as the rest, its annoying to see people calling this album "one of the heaviest of the year". Jesus christ, if this album didnt spend 50% trying to dethrone Fear Factory, it might be alright, but it comes across as some sort of grudge album with some of the worst melodic singing ever. But back to Tim Yeung, yah, he is the only saving grace of this album.

daikini_ 1/1/2008 3:55:13 PM

Besides the rare uncomplicated and devoid of clean vocals number "False Gospel," learn 2 write noob

Hippo_ 1/1/2008 5:05:41 PM

fear factory wasn't nu-metal.

Ryan_ 1/1/2008 5:39:18 PM

the new asesino album is sooo good

Fur_Beach_ 1/1/2008 5:40:45 PM

I thought this was a well written review. havent heard, but this sounds like something I wouldn't like.

Fecal Facial_ 1/1/2008 7:45:44 PM

Fear Factory BECAME nu-metal.

youareallgay_ 1/1/2008 8:37:05 PM


David_ 1/1/2008 9:12:08 PM

pretty much agree with review, maybe a 5/10 cause half sucks and half is good. I agree with the dude above me, it comes off as trying to dethrone Fear Factory or a "f*ck you" statement to Fear Factory. The vocals suck just about all the way around. The guy bragged about working with that Zen of Screaming chick, but it didn't help any. She makes everyone sound weak on productions in my opinion. If you had someone who would scream with some serious passion and sing good melodic parts.. it pro

dafiff_ 1/2/2008 2:24:09 AM

Don't forget about Tim Yeung completely selling out legit death metal drumming on this shit too. f*cking guyliner wearing hot topic zipper pants gays.

david_ 1/2/2008 10:12:00 AM

^^^ oh yeah and that too haha

Brett__ 1/2/2008 12:11:02 PM

"Jamey Heresey" - this dude can't be legit, because no one gets as far as this band has by bashing third-party reviews of their record. It's a f*cking objective opinion! Oh, and having the "heaviest release" doesn't make it a great album by any means. If it's relying on heaviness to save it, it's probably lacking in both dynamic and substance, two necessary requirements for a solid release.

arty_mcfarty_ 1/2/2008 12:17:22 PM

ughhh, please learn to write in english why the f*ck does anyone even need to review an album like this?

anonymous 1/2/2008 2:59:15 PM

a gluck review that speaks the truth... hrm f*ck this album

DaveChappelle_ 1/2/2008 10:23:12 PM


A-Holio_ 1/3/2008 6:18:48 PM

I really gave this album a try... in fact... a few more tries than it deserved. Left me wishing that clean vocals were never a part of a metal bands arsenal. Man this album is pure crap. Some of the blast/death parts are good mind you, but then they drop the ball and the whole game is lost in a shitstorm of unit pushing crowd pleasing parts. I'm sorry if you like it... just shows that you don't really like metal, you like Bon Jovi mixed with Fear Factory (which is not metal at all).

mike_ 1/3/2008 6:59:10 PM

though i never heard this record before, from reading this review... it seems like their trash talking about Dino more than the actual band itself .... but ehh, that's just my opinion

bob _ 1/6/2008 1:38:47 AM

music is half decent but the vocals are terrible.

Rob G_ 1/6/2008 9:08:03 AM

Hahaha, defenatly one of the best 2007 releases. A 4... C'mon guys, if you don't like a perticular album, ok. If you so desperatly want to hate mainstream shit, ok. But giving this album a 4 is plain pathatic.

Lohan666_ 1/7/2008 1:04:18 AM

This album isn't nearly as bad as your all making it out to be. Dissecting it further...Tims drumming is solid like always. The vocals on here aren't all bad, yes the singing is trying to be more mainstream metalcore, but he doesn't have a bad voice. Dino's guitar playing is the only blah pat of the album, its not bad, it just lacks inspiration it seems. The like 2 solos are a nice touch. The overall album is like a 6 or 7, not a 4. it isn't that bad. and they have great energy live

wejm_ 1/7/2008 5:39:53 PM

LOL @ a review of this

pukeskywalker_ 1/8/2008 5:31:13 PM

if you have trouble writing a long but coherent sentence, then try to keep them short

uhhh_ 1/13/2008 11:02:01 PM

Great review Gluck, f*ck the haters. Shit album. Shit band. When I saw Yeung and Cazares jamming together on YouTube I couldn't wait to hear this album. Vext ruins every song. Huge disappointment.

professor_sex_ 1/31/2008 8:43:39 PM

dino cazares is such a fat turdball. i've talked shit to him on myspace numerous times. f*ck off fanboys, ill beat up ur idol

anonymous 1/25/2011 8:15:15 PM

di you seriously call Fear Factory nu metal? WTF is wrong with the world