CHAPEL OF DISEASE “…And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye” will be released tomorrow via Van Records.
We sometimes forget metal’s roots — death metal has grown into such an extreme brutality (an offshoot of thrash metal, itself) that it is impossible to even discern the rock which gave birth to it. Everything is linear, there is no punctuated equilibrium or sudden evolutionary change in music. Art grows upon itself and manifests in a logical procession, which explains a thousands-of-years path from early music all the way to the postmodernity of hyper-brutal death metal.
However, what if this lineage was discernible? What if we could hear metal’s early roots buried within a death metal record (outside the occasional blues solo)? It honestly seemed more like a novelty or pipe dream than anything else, and yet Germany’s Chapel of Disease demonstrates this simultaneity with fluidity and perfectionism. Listen to an exclusive full stream of their new album …And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye below.