My favorite album of 2018. I finally had to buy it. It is revelatory. Like a Death Metal version of the first Captain Beyond album, it is a totally unique and unified work of art that transforms what music can be.
Favorite track: Null.
After some silent months that have went over to silent years, German Metallers CHAPEL OF DISEASE now present their highly anticipated new album “...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye”!
Starting in 2008 as a band dwelling in the raw death metal sounds from the late 80s, CHAPEL OF DISEASE released their debut “Summoning Black Gods” in 2012. Three years later it would soon become obvious that strictly following a certain genre would eventually lose its attraction to the band. With their 2015 full-length “The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art” the band would find their way of mixing up sounds to create something unique.
With “...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye” CHAPEL OF DISEASE follow that path, yet disregarding any genre specific expectations even more and putting all the effort in simply making diversified, enthralling heavy music. The outcome is a record somewhere between the atmosphere of black and death metal, including riffing from the golden days of the 70s and soundscapes of the synthie 80s.
1. Void Of Words
2. Oblivious - Obnoxious - Defiant
3. Song Of The Gods
5. 1.000 Different Paths
6. The Sound Of Shallow Grey
Laurent T. - Vocals, Guitar
Cedric T. - Guitar
Christian K. - Bass
David D. - Drums
released November 23, 2018
cover artwork by Timo Ketola
illustrations by Rebecca Waeik
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There's an absolute wall of death metal density to unpack. Almost every track is an assiduous assault of cosmic horror and there's little to no useless bulk on this album -- it's so compact, so air tight, and so focused on delivering an Alien-inspired listening experience.
There's a lot of reverence for bands of old while still sounding new. Tomb Mold are truly at the top of the heap of a 2019 that was filled with incredible death metal. cvltcorgi888
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019