Lords of Metal – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

It might be the case that Chvad SB was on the radar of the Creative Ellipse record label, but fact remain that this innovative and progressive one man project has extremely little to do with metal in general. When I say Things Outside The Skin, Tongue Muzzle, The Qualia and the pioneers of this genre Controlled Bleeding, not many metal heads will raise their head and bow to their geniality. They will have stopped reading after the last sentence. I am always in for those horror like dark and haunting soundscapes created by synthesizers sound objects. Handmade instruments, guitars and several ways of using a voice, but this improvisation art is a class apart to listen to: the circumstances have to be right to enjoy or rather undergo those waves of depression and darkness. This is not more than a soundtrack of looking at a dying ember of a raging wildfire or a class act horror flick.

Review by Erik Heylen.
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