[caption id="attachment_3276" align="alignnone" width="300"] Divider - The Center Cannot Hold The Weight[/caption] The best way to describe this band is a pint-sized Neurosis and I mean that in the best way possible. Neurosis are the standard for creating monstrous songs – going from light to dark, crushing to embracing – taking the listener on a journey. Divider cut through all of this and shorten their songs for maximum effect. Punishing the listener and going home with his wife. This album is a bevy of good songs, not just a collection of riffs. There is no fluff. There is little foreplay. All Barren was recorded by Kurt Ballou and I think it’s one of his better recordings. Prepare yourself for this album. 2014 has been one of the best years ever for music, at least for those of us that like our music heavy and uncompromising. And Divider has put themselves on top of the list of some of the greats.