Division is a song about how the media influences public opinion, and how many people form half-assed beliefs which they carry through to their children and friends without really thinking about it, or why. It’s also written in a kind of Orwellian speech style, I pictured some overweight featureless man in a grey overall shouting through a megaphone in a shopping mall.
Until recently, I had enjoyed every album I’d heard by Polish metal band Crystal Viper, but none of them had quite managed to reach what I consider great status, mostly because I tended to lose interest somewhere along the way. With their fifth studio album Possession, they have finally made an album that has kept me entertained the whole way through, and while it’s not the most inventive album in the world, it’s certainly a great traditional heavy metal and power metal album with an even stronger 80’s feel that most of their previous releases.
Deep Purple even brings an element of fun in this live setting as you hear long virtuoso pieces that the fans used to, including a drum solo from Paice in Lazy or six-minute keyboard solo by Lord all make for an interesting performance one which many didn’t think could happen considering the bands peak and the turmoil within at one point. If you’re a long time Purple fan, you NEED to check out this performance simply to take a sneak peak in time, a wrinkle of greatness was again rekindled and shared live on stage, chemistry that can only be had when you make great music, and this line up was responsible for so many of those moments early on in their careers.