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Song review - Fear - Divine Martyr

"Fear” is the latest symphonic metal offering from the Indiana based band, Divine Martyr. With the headphones on, and the lights dimmed (which I highly recommend whenever you’re listening to a new song) the prelude preps the listener with an almost cinematic experience as the keys continue to build until we hear new lead singer, Olivia Guetle come in and make an immediate impression. While I shy away from sub-genres of music (there are way too many especially in the “Heavy” realm) and labeling bands as such, the incredible technical skills, and how musically tight the band is, puts DM in a category of their own. With the “machine-gun” drums coming at you, nasty bass lines, and the ridiculous guitar riffs, your head will spin in all the right ways to this anthem of Faith.

While it is easy to get caught up into the symphonic metal vibe of Fear coupled with Oliva’s vocals, the real star of this track, in my opinion, is the lyrical content that hits hard! The message of hope that is spread throughout this entire track, reminds us that darkness cannot exist in the light, and through The One True King, we have absolutely nothing to Fear.

John 8:12 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

This track is definitely worth buying (not just streaming) and getting it into your music library. When the world makes you feel isolated, fearful, and marginalized, you can lean on this song and its message of power and encouragement.

God Bless and no matter what the enemy tries, Jesus is still on the throne!

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