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Dividing Lines is the twelfth studio album from Threshold
Darker, heavier and even more adventurous than 2017’s Legends Of The Shires, Dividing Lines reveals a band with a lot on their collective mind, while also boasting some of the most wildly inventive and melodically potent material they have ever recorded.
Formed in deepest, darkest Surrey in the late 1980s, the band swiftly established themselves amongst the UK’s progressive metal standard bearers.
From 1993’s Wounded Land debut onwards, the enduring creative core of guitarist Karl Groom and keyboard maestro Richard West constructed a unique new strain of heavy, progressive music, combining incisive melodies, thought-provoking lyrics and intricate but thunderous arrangements. Whether fronted by current vocalist Glynn Morgan, who first sang with Threshold on 1994’s Psychedelicatessen, the late, great Andrew ‘Mac’ McDermott (a member from 1998 to 2007), or three-time alumnus Damian Wilson, Threshold have marched inexorably forward across three decades of creative fervour, arguably hitting a new peak of potency on the conceptual and musical splurge of 2017’s Legends Of The Shires. With Glynn Morgan back in the fold, the Brits’ enduring line-up of Groom, West, drummer Johanne James and bassist Steve Anderson somehow pushed themselves to new heights, receiving widespread acclaim and finding themselves in more demand than ever before. Despite the unavoidable setback of a global pandemic, Threshold arrive in 2022 in the best of health.
Dividing Lines may be a dark record for dark times, but at its heart lies a message of hope for better times.
Limited 140g orange/black marbled double vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
2. Hall Of Echoes
3. Let It Burn
5. The Domino Effect
7. King Of Nothing
8. Lost Along The Way
10. Defence Condition