I don’t make a habit of talking to myself, but while listening to Chaosaint’s release In The Name Of, I heard myself say out loud “Damn, that groove is spot on.” The cat did look at me strangely, but I stand by it. I really really liked this release and you should definitely check it out. The main highlights are that the annunciation is spot on. The main downfall to music like this is that you can’t understand the message, but the message is the most important part if you are looking to form a fan base. The message was loud and clear and it added to the appeal of the release. The guitar, bass and drum performances were spot on and the writing was varied, showing a great variety, while still giving us a musical centre.
A special mention needs to be given to the exploration of light and dark in this release and the cracking cover design. For a shorter release, they packed a lot in. It is fair to say though, that this release probably fits more into hard rock than metal in some places. This can be seen in the catchy chorus lines, the careful production techniques and some of the more ‘hard’ riffage.
Although I wouldn’t let this stop you. Unlike hard rock, the songs are intricate and considered and the lyrical content is far better than the glob churned out by most hard rock bands. Suitable for those who are happy to reach over the table and steal a few chips from their dining partner.
Release Year: 2020
Reviewed by Liam Frost-Camilleri