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Album Review : Threshold – Dividing Lines

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Review by Tammy Lomax for MPM

Threshold are a progressive metal band and originated from Surrey in England.

Initially when they first began many moons ago, they were playing covers from bands like Testament. They eventually bloomed after some time playing together, writing and launching their own material, never playing cover songs again.

During their many years together, there have been numerous line up changes but their music has continued to be a consistent sentimental powerful force. They go from strength to strength with every release.

In 2006, they left their longtime label InsideOut Music, signed to Nuclear Blast and later released 2010 album ‘Dead Reckoning’

In July 2021, Threshold announced their most recent record ‘Dividing Lines’.

Following from the 2017 album ‘Legends Of The Shires’ – which entered Top 10 charts in Germany and Switzerland, ‘Dividing Lines’ was claimed by the band to be the “darker, moodier older brother”.

Dispatched on the 18th November 2022 via Nuclear Blast, ‘Dividing Lines’ was their twelfth studio album. Your music belly will be completely full from the galore of excellence and substance after listening to this gratifying album.

Opening the album in the true Threshold way, track ‘Haunted’ certainly starts the boat moving.

I particularly appreciated the track ‘Hall Of Echoes’ which follows. It is a weighty, riff stomping delight. It feels heavier paced than most as it starts and it waves through surges of emotions. The guitars and electronic elements twist and entwine, offering bewildering atmospheres.

Glynn Morgan’s vocals are mighty and perfectly fitting with the nostalgic lyrics. He really shines through the album entirely.

Tracks ‘The Domino Effect’ and ‘Defence Condition’ are the alpha’s in the record, both tracks covering a total of 10-11 minutes each. They are wholly bursting at the seams with a significant amount of variety, strapping riffs, mighty clean vocals, great grooves, solid beats and sophisticated guitar solos.

‘Silenced’ was another heavier addition and another thumbs up from me. It definitely hits me right in the feels. It’s pleasant on the ears and is the perfect track to blast.

Threshold have succeeded in delivering a darker deeper album, with over an hour of serious musicianship, you really are well and truly spoiled.

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