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Chaos ElecDeaD - Claudia Ehrhardt - 6 stars

Chaos ElecDeaD

Chaos ElecDeaD
(Massacre Records - 2011)

Greek thrashers InsIDeaD are around for more then 1 decade, but now in their 13th year they decided to records their debut album Chaos ElecDeaD. Since Suicidal Angels stepped onto the international stage it seems that one or the other band from Greece is give it a try. InsIDeaD hooked up with producer R.D. Liapakis and recorded in his Music Factory Studios in Kempten.

The opener is called No I.D., the tune is a modern metal tune with thrashy passages, some growls and partly clean vocals. The clean vocals are quite melodic and more based on American modern metal / rock. With Blood 4 Blood they storm off, the song shows references to Sepultura at Roots Bloody Roots... But then a break and they head into a more melodic passage... A groove metal part follows. A sonic roller coaster ride. After the more melodic Time they present the title track, it's almost like listening to two different bands.... For the title track the Greek did a video, so you have the chance to check them out yourself.

With In My World they offer another thrash groove metal tune, but partly it's a bit too repetitive and the clean, melodic vocals towards the end seem out of place. At Away From Me they are more melodic but with heavy riffing. Somehow they can't hook you up with the melodic stuff. I miss some memorable melody lines...

I think the band has to make up their mind and decide which way to go or find a better way to combine the different genres more smoothly. Perhaps the songs were written over the years and kinda show different stages of their existence... Anyway, every month tons of albums are released and with this album it won't be easy for the Greek to make it...

6 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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