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Chapel Of Disease - Echoes Of Light



8 | 112 votes |
Release date: 9 February 2024
Style: Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

Owners:

22 have it
16 want it


01. Echoes Of Light
02. A Death Though No Loss
03. Shallow Nights
04. Selenophile
05. Gold / Dust
06. An Ode To The Conqueror

Top 20 albums of 2024: 6

Additional info
Recorded at Q7 Studios, Inning am Holz, Germany.

Cover artwork by Rebecca Weik (Waeik Art).

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
N/A
When Chapel Of Disease released ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye back in 2018, they caught everyone by surprise. But when a band comes up with one of the most inspired death metal albums of the decade, and, in my opinion, in the history of the genre, expectations are high. And Echoes Of Light had very, very big boots to fill.

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published 16.02.2024 | Comments (7)

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Comments: 19   Visited by: 324 users
27.11.2023 - 07:09
Rating: 9
BCI

This has some big shoes to fill... I only hope it's half as good as its predecessor
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Black Crown Initiate have ruined a lot of bands for me...
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27.11.2023 - 14:24
Rating: 8
Paz
Nuclear Cowboy
Yeah, their last album was a blast. Looking forward to it
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27.11.2023 - 20:14
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
If this release is as good as their last it'll surly make my top ten releases for this year, if not the number one spot, so I'm definitely looking forward to hearing this.
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29.11.2023 - 08:20
daemonic7

The first single was released, and I love it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3eYvodo75s
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29.11.2023 - 08:54
nikarg

The new song is amazing, I am so looking forward to this!
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01.12.2023 - 08:22
Rating: 8
Paz
Nuclear Cowboy
The track was very Tribulation-esque... That's not necessarily a bad thing.
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26.12.2023 - 09:42
24emd
Theory Snob
These guys know how to do cover art - this and the last one are phenomenal.
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28.12.2023 - 07:29
Rating: 8
Paz
Nuclear Cowboy
The 2nd single:



The vocals are pretty bad tbh.
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28.12.2023 - 08:02
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Paz on 28.12.2023 at 07:29

The 2nd single:

The vocals are pretty bad tbh.

I agree, the vocals aren't that good here, which is a damn shame because the instrumentation is fantastic. I'm hoping it's a case of allowing them time to sink in though, because this has been one of the most anticipated releases for me coming up. I've been continuously spinning the previous release leading up to this, which is still one of my favorite releases in recent years.
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09.02.2024 - 11:26
Rating: 9
ChrisWinther94

Otherworldly performance, every song is a journey. By far the best album of 2024 so far! The only thing that is a bit off are the clean vocals, otherwise the album is utterly amazing. They definately created their own Sound by mixing prog rock and prog death in the vein of Edge of Sanity, yet without sounding unoriginal.

Top tier music right here, andnumber 1 on my top albums list this year so far!


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09.02.2024 - 16:52
Rating: 9
silenius

Fantastic album, but to my ears it has nothing to do with death metal, more like Extreme prog/blues metal
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09.02.2024 - 22:51
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
It's unsurprisingly a great release, but I don't find it as good as the previous one, it might be a case of growing over time though. As expected, the guitar work is absolutely phenomenal, and the solo's are just mind-blowing! but the vocals are a slight let-down unfortunately.
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10.02.2024 - 03:16
Rating: 9
Caio

This goes right to the top 1 of the year so far
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10.02.2024 - 12:42
Rating: 9
Pavel_K

They used to be a death metal band with rock influences, and now they're a rock band with death metal influences... and I love it! Great melodic guitar work, and a nice balance between dreaminess and high energy.

The clean vocals are a little bit underwhelming, but far from bad. Overall, this is the first 2024 release that will definitely be on my year end list.
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12.02.2024 - 11:30
Rating: 8
musclassia

Written by Paz on 01.12.2023 at 08:22

The track was very Tribulation-esque... That's not necessarily a bad thing.


I was listening to track 2 and trying to figure out who it reminded me of - thanks to this comment for putting me out of my misery, it's absolutely Formulas Of Death/Children Of The Night Tribulation vibes

The evolution they've undergone across the 3 albums of theirs I've heard (not heard the debut) is fairly remarkable - the Repetitive Art album was solid death metal, but they certainly stand out more for this oddball direction they've gone in, and probably for the better
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14.02.2024 - 21:04
Rating: 9
Auntie Sahar
Drone Empress
I quite enjoy these death metal bands you’ve been seeing lately that either inject more of a hard rock / trad heavy metal sound into their songwriting or that eventually opt more for that sound entirely. Tribulation, Horrendous… nice to count Chapel Of Disease among the bunch. I think it’s a pretty big stretch to call any of this death metal but it is very enjoyable and well written!
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16.02.2024 - 01:23
Rating: 9
Samot

Great album top 3 2024 so far at now for me!
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Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!
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17.02.2024 - 15:26
Oxygen Thief

The musicianship here is outstanding, no question.
Regarding the vocals, after a few listens I'm starting to think that the similarities to Tribulation in the death metal parts, mainly on the first two tracks, are more off putting for me than the underwhelming clean vocals.
That said, the cleans are already growing on me a bit (or are less distracting, I'm not sure), even though a more rich toned mid-range rock voice would fit best in my opinion, particularly when the lead guitar is still wailing away underneath.
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22.02.2024 - 21:47
Rating: 8
Nightmare^

It's the good kind of weird. Something quite different than most bands, well-written and executed, a great listen.
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