"Andover band Bitter Divide have been described by some as providing ‘the UK’s missing link between rock and metal,
’due to the band’s infectious rocky vocals amid a backdrop of metal riffs, solos and driving drums. No pressure there then."
"Bitter Divide are insane! Their guitarist Simon will melt your fucking face off!! (As in he's insane on guitar, he’s not just really aggressive!)
I love photographing these guys. There music is awesome and there just proper cool dudes. "
Blue Gorilla Pictures
“Bitter Divide are one hell of a band. The music flows like a fast flowing river that you want to white water raft in! Go and see them!”
Reese Gentle (El Diablo) - Core FM
The first band to take to the stage on the evening was Andover heavy hitters Bitter Divide.
For the first band in the competition they set the bar incredibly high with their mix of metalcore melody, rock heaviness and powerful groove they blew the crowd a new arsehole. Their accomplished musicianship and verses full of crunch set the audience alight and making a good impression, with a very good crowd interaction too.
Their use of melodic choruses with the vocalists strong catchy melodies brought to my mind the pacing and style of Maynard James Keenan of Tool. They also played a pitch perfect rendition of Killswitch Engage‘s that had my sixteen your old self singing along inside my head, and occasionally out loud.
Simon Hall - metalmouth.net
"WHOOPS! I've just blown up my trusty CD player after playing "Bitter Divide's",new album,"Out of Reach".
I guess its a joint blame thing.....me for playing it too damned loud and them for making a f***ing awesome album!!"
Vinnie Buckingham@Two Bucks Rock Productions
Out of Reach - Bitter Divide
"This is a classy slab of Southern influenced Heavy Rock, the future can only be very bright"...........10/10
legalalien @ Black Phoenix Rising http://blackphoenixrising.freeforums.org/bitter-divide-out-of-reach-album-2014-t2131.html
“Bitter Divide are a terrific band from Andover, Lead singer is brilliant - full of charisma - twin lead guitarists and a red hot rhythm section - they are heavy metal / rock - well worth seeing”