on March 13, 2017 | Last updated April 21, 2017
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (1)
ALTERNATE VERSION: The other file is actually an alternate version of the song with some ghost notes removed that I thought were too difficult and fast to include for the casual drummer. Thanks to BearzUnlimited for double checking drums.
"Divinations" , a blinding three-and-a-half minute crusher that not only exudes a confidence in its rock-radio readiness (trust me, I mean that in the most positive way possible), but manages to set the pace for the rest of Crack the Skye: How intricate and bold it was going to be, well, we weren't 100% sure, but we had a good enough idea where to start. The sinister, old-world banjo intro (conjuring visions far more depraved than anything this side of Deliverance) suggests that the vertical drop is imminent, and those brave enough to pry their fingers from the lap bar and throw their arms in the air better do so now. But "Divinations" isn't only for the true believers: Brent Hinds' vocals attain an aural dread that feels nearly overwhelming against increasingly proggy progressions, signifying a more complete vision-- not necessarily an eagerness to please.