preview- review by dalia "gryphon_spirit"
clouds and storms of chaos
summons the king of fear
forces of Agharthi arise and come forth
behold by the Sumerian tears
at the abbey of darkness where Nan-Zi dwells
awaiting the stormy sea
shreds of flesh chained to walls
to greet the master of realms
I am the bringer of seed I will bring eternity
I am what this world needs I am chaos breed"
"Chaos Breed" - EntombeD
Eh... i was supposing that Sumerians always come back through a window,
when you think they have gone away through a door. Sumerians,
Agharti and ancient realms apart, we deal here
with Death written in capital letters: Death once again as rotor
and engine of Metal. And also as factor of evocative liberation and
satisfaction. These lyrics belong to a song from EntombeD:
Chaos Breed. Agharthi will reign the new eon. And this
"project" from Finland, who takes the title of this song as
moniker, simply tells us in music that Death is reigning anyway. And
that the extreme scene, in Finland as well as in other parts of the
world, is alive and resolute more than ever, well convinced that a
genuine underground mentality is always the trump card and the only
vital elixir. It is impossible to present this act without
pronouncing at least one time the word "project", though i
think that it's not the suitable denomination, cause this band IS a band
of its own, with its experience, characteristics and its goals. ChaosBreeD
deliver us a debut full length through Century Media, that is simply a
MUST for all maniacs. They are surely "devoted" to the
roots of Death and to EntombeD in particular, but this doesn't mean that
this album sounds old, concerning sound, arrangements, production and
musical contents as well. On the contrary, "Brutal" is a child
of its times that simply bows in the presence of the fathers, with much
respect, but also with a lively will to "live", to bang its
head, to have fun! And EntombeD has rewarded this attention,
contributing to this album with guest lead guitars and background
and Jörgen from our mentors ENTOMBED joined us to CCPC studios to bring
some flavor for Brutal":
these words that ChaosBreeD express enthusiasm in their official
web site! And with a good reason cause, at the end of the story,
"Brutal" is really a cool album, another jewel from the Death
scene that lately is gifting us with a set of brilliant releases.
Like mentioned before, it's mainly old-school
Death influenced, but played more modern. A fat overwhelming Death able
to press every varied button of interest from brutal attacks to doomy
slower moments, always maintaining a coherence of direction, showing
also an intrinsic melodic presence. But it's also genuine Death, not
particularly technical and cerebral, on the contrary well executed with
feeling, with passion. Oh yes passion tells everything. So don't
expect only cold technicality, expect to enjoy it with every drop of
your blood. Merciless, evil and perfect the growls, perfect and united
the musicianship. Bass sounds attractive like hell, compact guitars that
however take their moments of extroversion.
Wretched Life is a fast attack with atmospheric insertions, a bit
dissonant in some points and maybe it's not the real identification for
this album, that fully begins to take off with a Swedish European taste
from track n° 2 Casket Ride, that is a killer, which combines
brutality with doom.
The rhythmic Faces of Death is a killer-rocking hammer with nice,
a bit downtuned, guitar solos and a catchy proceeding hold by a
percussive rhythmic section and a persuading harmonic content, turned up
to be evil by the almost vomiting and aggressive vocals. Aggressive
guttural growls that naturally fades into the following Moralized,
typical restless punk-ish proceeding with excursions in rotten slower
Rotting alive nails our attention with its Heavy'n'Rolling
technique in strings that i admire so much in Runemagick, for example. Rotting
Alive shows very evil, aggressive and energetic vocals and
lively drums in perfect classic Death rhythm, among agreeable changes of
the march beat.
Demon Skunk is another super track that
will surprise: with evil raw demonic vocals that seem to come directly
from another dimension they welcome us to hell. It begins slowly,
groovy, impending, severe and bursts out then into another restless
galloping run. Headbanging orgy. And when you think it's done, we get
back to slow motion with desperate sorrowful melody and final hits of
"vampiric" keys, which fade slowly into Shitgrinder that
begins slow cadenced and unleashes then a brutal punk-ish attack with
cutting and drilling guitars a bit in USA style.
Symptoms of the Flesh is another galloping assault but more
cadenced and rolling with a certain Black appeal, with roaring crunchy
riffings, distorted leads and even atmospheric drops.
F/C/D/C is overwhelming, with much melodic
attitude, built on tight fast catchy loops: the classic track that...
Doom and distorted, An evil Eye is simply
fascinating, obsessive and scary, seductive: a reflection of
our soul in the maze of our cyclopic odysseys. A fantastic and original
way to close the album.
And now, for the record, who are ChaosBreeD? Ladies and gentlemen
here they are: Taneli Jarwa (ex-Sentenced, The Black League) - vocals,
Esa Holopainen (Amorphis) - guitar, Oppu Laine (Mannhai) - bass, Marko
Tarwonen ( Moonsorrow) - guitar, Nalle Österman (do you remember a
band called Gandalf?) - drums. Producers: Santeri Kallio and Niclas Etelävuori.
The "Amorphis clan" never stops surprising me: after the great
separate the Flesh from the Bones, now i can only say Hail
and Horns up to ChaosBreeD \m/!!