Band: Chapel of Disease
Album: …And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye
Genre: Death Metal / Progressive Metal
Release date: 23rd of November (2018)
Released via Ván Records
Cover artwork © Ván Records 2018
On November 23rd, 2018 a record label I follow called Ván Records released an album I wasn’t sure what to think of first. I’m usually more into Technical Death Metal and the really heavy stuff. This is why something as different as this always requires more time for me to get into and to be able to analyze it well. Now that I listened to the record quite a few times I would say “truly outstanding” would be my choice of words if anyone asked me for a one-word-description of their music, even though that’s two words.
These Germans managed not only to combine musical genres and styles that usually don’t go together, they also made it sound really good and as if it was all done more than 25 years ago. This fits like a glove if you asked me. The use of chainsaw-ish, sludgy guitars as in typical Oldschool Death Metal, the recording / production style of a good Black Metal band, the 70’s Prog-Rock feels with long intros, outros and instrumental parts and a vocalist that compliments all this… badass!
What I like the most, though, are the crossing parts, the transitions between all the different styles and how well they’re all done. All the switches are smooth, always at the right time, it’s all just well thought-through.
So, anyone who likes Oldschool Death Metal, Thrash Metal or Black Metal but can also find pleasure in Progressive Rock / Metal or Blues Rock bands like Dire Straits: This is Chapel of Disease and Chapel of Disease is for YOU!
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9 / 10
As usual, we added the two favorite tracks to our Transcended Review Playlist