Although their sound could be described as essentially crude, raw and hostile, there is an intense energy and an infuriating vibrating rhythm, splendidly adorned by excellent and thoroughly dilapidated melodies, sidelined by aggressive and stubborn guitar lines, that dictates the aggressiveness in one hand, but on the other, never leaves an intelligent sonorous intricacy behind.
Divide & Conquer is fundamentally an amalgamated synergy of an aggressive sonorous explosion, ready to announce the end of the world. With vigor, objectivity and seriousness, Bokassa displays a formidable musical intensity, that elaborates, dilates and expands a more refined and exploratory, but nonetheless brutal and grotesque, new form of wild rock. With simple, but amazingly furious and highly energetic guitar lines, Divide & Conquer is an aggressive, corrosive and effectively consistent album, loyal to the most honorable traditions of punk rock, but never renouncing to the delirious traces that has solidified the graceful tonalities of their musical peculiarities. It becomes very clear that they worked hard – and very successfully – to develop an abrasive and formidable degree of authentic expression. And they have achieved this goal quite high, I would say.
My two favorite tracks on this album, without a doubt, is the fourth and nine – Crocsodile Dundee and Stoner Anthem, respectively – which seems to be, at least in what concerns my personal musical tastes, the cherries on the top of the cake. Formidable songs, that explores and exposes the incredible versatility and the lucid abilities of a band that has an exceedingly bright future ahead of them, Divide & Conquer, after all, certainly has everything to be considered a fundamental masterpiece of the crossover musical phenomenon.