The music of the band Father Divine is a melting pot of diverse cultures, ideals, and aesthetics. Founded by Joe Ferrara (a.k.a. Father Divine) in 2002, the band’s sound is a bold look into the depth and potential that music truly can have. Through the sounds of world music, progressive hard rock, underground, late ‘60s pop, jazz fusion, classical counterpoint, and countless other influences, the elements of each song can be thought of as a sculpted menagerie layered with nuances for the listener to uncover. At times, the songs are experimental in nature and, at other times, more archetypal in form, but always striving toward a unique expression and outlook. With the release of Requiem for Intellect, Father Divine has placed a premium on creating an album that is conceptually consistent from start to finish. With painstaking time and precision, and almost entirely through their own resources, Father Divine hopes to establish a paradigm fortified by the power of music and sound.
Weaving their way through odd time signatures, perplexing drum fills and hard rock chicanery, New Jersey's Father Divine manages to tie everything together nicely with their vast array of musical influences. The vocals have a close resemblence to Mike Patton but are a bit raspier and despite all the craziness, the band have a fervid knack for melody. If you are into bands such as Mr. Bungle, Mars Volta and Soft Machine check out Father Divine. Outstanding!