I have to admit that I’m not sure I could name a single metal band from Serbia, or actually even all that much at all to have come out of Serbia other than a couple of footballers, so finding Chaosium by chance browsing online was interesting. From Jagodina, a town 85 miles south of Belgrade with a population of just over 36,000, Chaosium have recently released three tracks, together titled ‘MMXV’.
‘All Safety Mutates’ is the first track, dead on five minutes and a track that really grabs you after a strangely fitting electronic-y, eerie intro, with sounds like dentist tools mixed in with echoing machine noises. Chaosium are a band of real substance in their chuggy, hard and heavy riffs with some very At The Gates/Arch Enemy sounding vocals at times. ‘Malicious Design’, the second track on the release kicks straight in for 4 minutes of faster paced music, and it’s in this track that the production really shines through, what is clear is that a lot of time and effort has gone into making the sound on the record next to perfect, with some very Demigod-era Behemoth sounds just before the solo. Listen to it and you’ll see what I mean. Final track ‘Tyranny’ is also a great track, and it’s really a shame that this is the final track on the record, but it is obvious that this is a band that given time really have the potential to go places, I’ll certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for more from Chaosium.
You can download ‘MMXV’ by Chaosium via the bands Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/chaosiumbandserbia
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