Threshold’s “Dividing Lines” is a highly anticipated album for fans of the band, as it is the second release in a row that features vocalist Glynn Morgan (he also sings on “Psychedelicatessen”) and is the follow-up to 2017’s “Legends of the Shires”. The band has described the new album as the “darker, moodier older brother” of the previous release, and it certainly lives up to that description with its heavier metal elements and moody atmosphere.
Despite its heavier & darker tendencies, Threshold’s trademark sound that emphasizes on melodic vocal lines, heavy riffs and powerful rhythms, remains intact, making the album truly engaging from start to finish. The album’s diverse song structures and attractive melodies provide such a satisfying listening experience. Undoubtedly, Glynn, Karl, Richard Steve, and Johanne deliver outstanding performances throughout the album.
Largely, “Dividing Lines” can be described as a significant and entertaining prog metal album, perfect for the fans of Threshold or for the melodic prog metal enthusiasts in general. The band’s consistency and dedication to produce quality prog metal has gained them a devoted fan base, and “Dividing Lines” is sure to satisfy those fans and potentially win over new ones as well.