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The Dogs Divine - Size Of The Fight

The Dogs Divine
Size Of The Fight
by Lior "Steinmetal" Stein at 01 June 2012, 12:45 AM

Listening to the guys of the rather new American Hard Rock / Metal act of THE DOGS DIVINE made me think a little different of the modernity that came through the local US Rock / Metal scene. For a longtime I have been feeling that old US Metal and Hard Rock roots will never pound as in the past. Moreover those will slowly drift away as there are barely bands that play it old school and with good quality. However, bands like THE DOGS DIVINE, and there aren't too many of those out there, helped me understand that even within a pile of shit under the sign of the Core stuff there is something to work with, to take pride of and something that will eventually sink in deep. "Size Of The Fight", via Mortal Music, is the playing grounds of ego, was memories, fun, contempt, regrets and hails for the good music. Also I might add that it is a great start for a crimson career.

The main uppercut to my face was the assorted music of the spread quite nicely throughout the release. Kicking and screaming with anger with Classic 70s Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Groove and Heavy Metal aided this one to be a fine platter. Think of it as a crazy stampede of AC/DC, PANTERA, MOTORHEAD, OZZY OSBOURNE and GUNS N' ROSES. It is quite an interesting mix. Also what captured me that nearly every song could be distinguished from the other thus making it a cool party to be invited. Mostly it has terrific moments such as on the heart breaking ballad of "One For The Ages" that really punctured my soul, "Join The Crowd" that with its massive 80s Rock orientations told me that I was in the right place and right time, even if I was listening to the album when it was freaking hot outside with smog all over my face. "Gypsy King", not the acoustic band, but rather a track that shares fine elements of Blues and Southern Rock. The cover for the less known track of QUEEN's "I'm In Love With My Car" has great passions towards the automobile and it made me think that this song was actually THE DOGS DIVINE's in the first place.

Aside from being a good album and an amazing ground for many possible bites, I couldn't help but notice how the sound production reminded me of the OST of the series of PC games under the name of "Painkiller". Though there were a few electronic ingredients within the rhythms of the game's music, it flowed on the same vein of THE DOGS DIVINE release, or is it the other way around. Either way, this album is crunchy, bad ass sounding, and recommend.

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:

1. Dogs

2. Overnight Sensation

3. FDLF

4. Gypsy King

5. Hell Wouldn't Have Me

6. Brand New Addiction

7. One And Only

8. I'm In Love With My Car (Queen Cover)

9. Join The Crowd

10. Gussie

11. One For The Ages 

Lineup:
Tom Hart– Vocals
Jim Hart– Bass
Karl Von Heilman– Guitars
Jeremiah Ross- Drums
Record Label: Mortal Music
     


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Edited 22 October 2021
 

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