donderdag 28 mei 2015

Chest – The Epitome of True Evil

Chest – The Epitome of True Evil
Self released – 2015
Rock, Metal, Occult, Doom, Sludge
Rated: ****

I’ve got a thing for Finland. Love the country and the folk that reside there. There’s only one small problem with the entire country; the liquor is so freakin expensive! And I think I’ve got a thing for Chest. I love their music and the freaks that produce it. On their new album The Epitome of True Evil they definitely evoke some strange feelings. An ancient thirst for blood and a yearning for the kill. Released digitally and on a limited run of cassettes this five track album lures you in with the promise of everything you might be lusting for, before putting the coffin down and the hammers in. The four piece metal outfit from Lahti was founded in 2006 and released their debut back in 2012 called Cursed To Live which was predated by a demo EP in 2011. But both those earlier releases pale in comparison to this new embodiment of Chest. Gone are the bleak and black metal sounds; and all hail the occult, the ogre green, the bronze, the copper, the madrugada blue and the redness of blood. Yes, it’s still doom and sludge and metallic, but with overtones of something sinful, wicked and lovely! As if they have found the philosophers stone and used it to create the perfect tones, rhythms, battering attacks and slow marches...

(Written by JK)

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