Tormentor Erich : The release of this second Hail Of Bullets full length will finally put an end to all those expectations and assumptions that were going on about it. It almost seemed as if the whole old school death metal world was looking forward to this album. Metal Blade said that this successor from '… Of Frost And War' would become very important for the label and the album could also already be pre-ordered in different shapes in different magazines such as Large Merchandising. The buzz was big. And I almost forget the most important one: even at our national Lords Of Metal Quiz this still to be released album was part of the questions.
So, what can be said about 'On Divine Winds' then? Well, without the intention of doing harm to the album I simply have to say that these five men have done again a very good job. Nothing more, nothing less. On 'On Divine Winds' Hail Of Bullets just continues playing their very typical and also very strong old school death metal. Martin still screams like a cave man. Ed still hits his skins very hard and the guitars handled by Stephan and Paul again come up with all destroying riffs, assisted by that roaring bass from Theo. The recipe is again very obvious: fast parts are mixed with slow parts and together they are molded into ten new and awesome tracks. Tracks that will be appreciated by everyone who is into this kind of death metal.
The good thing about Hail Of Bullets debut album was the fact that this album was some sort of history lesson with the music as a perfect guidance and atmospheric soundtrack to increase the feeling of the misery and horror involved. The good thing about 'On Divine Winds' is that it is the same, only this time they are telling us about the situation in the far East. So sit down and dig into the story is my advice.