The album’s lead single, Divinity, deepens the band’s ties with the series in ways not present on their debut EP The Interstice. Like Easter eggs in a video game, knowledge of Berserk's plot points elevates a screaming sample to more than just musical enhancement. The fearful cries that fill out an atmospheric build-up serve as an aural representation of those killed during the Eclipse. The connection is furthered by the lyric, “Tear them limb from limb as a tribute to the almighty God Hand.”
The fact that guitarist Michael Leo Valeri’s shrieking sonic hellscape fit with the series was a happy accident, as Kyle is the sole student of Kentaro Miura’s epic tale in the band. The shredder, who also engineers, mixes and masters his recordings, recalls thinking the part sounded cool but wasn’t quite at its full potential.
“It needed something more, something a little bit more hellish and doomy sounding," says Leo, "so I just popped a screaming sample in and distorted it all crazy. It definitely matches the undertone of what this band is inspired by, for sure, but it just kind of happened naturally.”
Actually, everything for this band has happened naturally, including their signing to brutal death metal/deathcore tastemakers Unique Leader Records, which occurred after a meme-gone-viral generated hype for the band.