San Antonio metalcore brood Darkness Divided offer their debut album 'Written in Blood'. "The Shepherd's Hands" opens the record with a straight for the jugular track that delivers plenty of down tuned riffs and a hook that is as infectious as a zombie strain. As the album progresses, the hooks and groove centric riffs keep coming and there are actual solos which took me by surprise. The vocals are the genre norm with alternated growls, screams and clean vocals. Addictive riffs and song structures kept me interested throughout. The electronic interludes were a trifle annoying but easily glossed over due to the overall quality of the album.