NEW PROMO: CHESTCRUSH – VDELYGMIA
PRESS PROVIDED BY MDPR
Genre: Blackened DeathGrind / Sludge
Release Date: July 14th
FFO: Black Curse, Vermin Womb, Full Of Hell, Primitive Man, Caustic
“Vdelygmia” is the second release and first full-length by Edinburgh’s Chestcrush, the solo project by Evangelos Vasilakos . The Greek-born musician has recently published his first demo that received praises from underground metal community and was then physically released by two European labels and sold out quickly afterwards. On this demo, Chestcrush presented their unique and crushing style of Blackened Death Metal and Grindcore, influenced by raging Old School Black Metal and a shattering Sludge / Post Metal. And now the time has come for the world to witness “Vdelygmia” in its utterly terrifying yet fascinating might.
On “Vdelygmia” Chestcrush reduces the melodic influence by a necessary amount, and sets its focus on total sonic annihilation of the listener with a vast and severe arsenal of sound weaponry and bombing blast beats, napalm burning guitar riffs and blood chilling war cries. Nine anthems of terror and hate lyrically devoted to coping with own mental and physical health tragedies (the band name chosen for a reason) and unbearable abhorrence to the current political situation in Evangelos motherland Greece.
The title “Vdelygmia” is a Greek word originally spelled “ Βδελυγμία“ which means “abomination”, “filth” and “repulsion” of extreme levels and can be used both to define the feeling and a person, who is sorely corrupted and depraved. And this title completely reflects the musical part of the album which is so beautifully disgusting, violent, horrifyingly brutal and stunningly ugly as a nearly perfect Blackened Death Metal / Grindcore album can be.
Evangelos Vasilakos – Compositions, guitars, bass, lyrics, programming
Thomas Blanc – Vocals (Thomas has sang for Helioss, Celestial Swarm among others)
Krzysztof Klingbein – Drums (Krzysztof has played for Vader, Hate, Deathspawn among others)
Front cover and inner cover by PLA.G.U.E
Skull by CVSPEDesign (Aleh Zielankievic)
Mixed and mastered by Ben Jones (Vacuous, Meth Leppard, Greed)
“The massive riffs all but swirl themselves around you in chaos.” -DeadRhetoric.Com
“Feeling unsettled but you don’t have the gall to change it or turn it off” -Purgatory Reviews
“Fusing elements of Black Metal and Sludge into the mix to make something nightmarish and heavy” -MetalNoise.Net
“Black metal malevolence before erupting into death metal chaos” -Musipedia Of Metal
“Beautifully guttural and gloriously brutal” -GBHBL.Com
“Ugly, disturbing and depraved” – Metal Trenches
“The band’s name does the music justice, this is crushing your very bones!” – The Metal Gamer
“This is a violence you can feel, 4 quick tracks that just keep hitting till the end” – Independent Metal Reviews
“Τhe weight of their music will crush your mind and soul” – Death By Hammer Webzine