Los Angeles, CA
Wiretap Records / Paper +Plastick Records
Divided Heaven’s new record Cold War could easily be the soundtrack of a movie that “reek(s) of nostalgia” and mystique. The band is the brainchild of Jeff Berman, who’s been in various punk/hardcore bands over the years and has drifted to more of an indie rock ‘n’ roll sound these days. He has written an album that evokes images of heartache and longing, as well as forgiveness and reconciliation. And while the focus here is definitely on the poetic lyrics, Berman is going for more of a full band sound on this album.
The beauty of this album is the imagery it elicits. And while Berman may have had a different interpretation while writing these songs, it provides a lot of leeway for the listener to view them however he/she chooses. As a result, many of Divided Heaven’s fans will be able to relate to this album and could possibly view it as the soundtrack to their lives.