Like Moths To Flames conjure the type of anthems that move crowds and evoke each listener's deeply rooted passions. Produced by Erik Ron (Attila, New Years Day, Set It Off), Dark Divine is the breathtaking result of experience, enthusiasm, and renewed vigor, an effort destined to ensure longevity for the band within an underground scene dominated by fading trends. Fronted by vocalist Chris Roetter and co-founding member Aaron Evans (bass/vocals), Like Moths To Flames have hit a creative high on album number four. It's an electrifying showcase achieved with dedication and the hard won lessons learned while on the road.
Dark Divine employs broader dynamics and an empowering outlook, without sacrificing the group's signature heaviness, striking a difficult balance many bands fail to execute. The album's title track demonstrates many of the album's strengths in short order, delivering the goods with many of the elements Like Moths To Flames set out to explore. "Shallow Truth for Shallow Minds" jettisons the more linear thinking of the band's previous work in favor of greater atmosphere, offering a rollercoaster ride through a variety of expressive styles and flourishes.
"Empty the Same" is a vibe soaked foray into balladry, crystalizing the fearless spirit that coalesced into Dark Divine, a record that's less melancholy and angrily self-reflective lyrically than its predecessor, inviting listeners inside with new warmth. Other parts of the record are reminiscent of seminal groundbreaking records from influential bands like Senses Fail and others who laid the foundation for Like Moths To Flames, including their friends in The Devil Wears Prada.