Eternal Deformity - The Beauty Of Chaos review
|Album:||The Beauty Of Chaos|
|Release date:||April 2012|
02. Thy Kingdom Gone
04. Pestilence Claims No Higher Purpose
05. Caught Out Lying
06. The Beauty Of The Ultimate End
07. The Sun
08. The Holy Decay
Deformity? Damn straight. Honestly, this mix of progressive/symphonic/melo-black/with a touch of avant-garde doesn't really exhibit a whole lot of entirely new features, but this mix somehow manages to achieve a really fresh sound.
Eternal Deformity play another one of those eclectically homogenous sorts of metal - incorporating a big-ass party-bag of different sounds, yet the delivery is seamless. Though The Beauty Of Chaos does jump around to a number different styles, it can most easily be broken down into two sounds; the hard and the soft.
The soft side, despite being soft, is always still dark and menacing. Think older-era Opeth at their most haunting, then combine it with Arcturus' love of cosmic spacey-ness.
All these haunting spacey moments ramp up flawlessly into the raging moments; there is a touch of progressive side-stepping tempo changes in a few of the riffs, but when it gets flowing it's either straight-up, epically blasting symphonic black metal, or some mean, yet bouncy avant-garde sort of moments, kind of like Akphaezya.
As a whole, this almost comes across as a more easily accessible version of Smohalla's Resilience; darkly haunting, yet extremely feral. The Beauty Of Chaos might serve as a great listen for those who love the overall atmosphere of albums like Resilience, but rather have something with a little more of a direct, memorable flow.
Normally this is where we'd wrap things up with a line like "a must listen for those who love ____", but really, there's so much going on here, it seems like there would be a little something for everyone.
||Written on 04.05.2012 by Former EIC. Now just a reviewer guy.|
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