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On disc: Chasma

Declarations Of The Grand Artificer - Lars Bjørn - 4 stars

Declarations Of The Grand Artificer

Declarations Of The Grand Artificer
(Moribund Cult Records - 2011)

They have a philosephy called 'less is more', and that generally practise long songs where nothing is fancy is any way, they just keep on going with two or three accords from the guitar and a massive bombdropping from the drums. What's left is tortured vocals from the screaming sore throats of their soul. The debut album from Chasma has 3 very long songs to offer, and nothing new or catchy at all. Some say that you either love black metal or hate it, but this CD is too short to give a clear indication of what Chasma stands for. Furthermore it gets problematic when the songs are very much alike, Daystar Angelwar has this thunder bombs from the drumsection and not so much more. Shadowbend sounds strange with the blooddripping screaming, musically they lack tremendously in their way to write songs. Blue Jewel Destruction is deathly screaming as though they were punished on the stage, drums again overpowering the song. Why on Earth make an album when you don't have so much to come with, can anybody explain that. A band must promote themselves, but this is not the way to do it.

4 stars

Lars Bjørn


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