Red N’ Roll is a true culmination of design. An effort which pushes the band to new levels musically.
Whenever I review an album, I typically spend a week with it. Metal is like a fine wine, it needs to breathe to be properly appreciated. As important as first impressions are, judgment must be reserved until the effort as a whole is taken in. That being said, I can say with authority the new Chronosphere is thrash-tastic!
Chronosphere hails from Greece. The band has been active since 2012 and Red N’ Roll is their latest effort, released this spring via Punishment 18 Records. The album is a clever blending of speed and rhythm. Concentrating on the strengths of their previous two releases: Evirusment (2012) and Embracing Oblivion (2014), Red N’ Roll is a true culmination of design. An effort which pushes the band to new levels musically.
There are detractors out there who would like you to believe Red N’ Roll is taking a step back because it occasionally adopts a plodding thrash n’ roll sound. All bands progress, as they incorporate more melody they typically slow down their attack. Intricacy is evolution in the world of thrash. Speed isn’t as important as the skills to convey emotion using sheer musicality. Sure, this album features some slower melodies but they are as every bit as powerful as the band’s previous efforts plus the solo work is amazing! Highlight tracks for me are: “Picking Up My Pieces”, “Before It’s Gone”, “The Force To Put An End”, “Wolves Out Of Cage” and “Portal To The Underworld”.
Constant reinvention keeps music fresh for the listener. Practice and progression provide the proper platform for success. Chronosphere has exceeded expectations and quelled critics. Check out Red N’ Roll and follow that crimson thrashing globe we now know as Chronosphere! \m/
- Kostas Spades – Bass
- Panos Tsampras – Guitars
- Thanos Krommidas – Drums
- Spyros Lafias – Guitars, Vocals