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Band
Chastain
Title
We Bleed Metal
Type
LP/EP
Company
Leviathan Records
YOR
2015
Style
Traditional
4/14/2016 - Review by: Eric Compton
Chastain
We Bleed Metal




Company: Leviathan
Release: 2015
Genre: Traditional
Reviewer: Eric Compton

  • All Hail the King



  • There couldn't have been a better album title for Chastain's new album. 'We Bleed Metal' is a triumphant call to glory for what amounts to be the band's tenth album to date in a thirty year career. This one follows the successful "comeback" record of 2013, 'Surrender to No One', and once again pairs proverbial rock goddess Leather Leone with neo-classical shredder David Chastain. It's all do-it-yourself with David producing, mixing, mastering and distributing via his Leviathan brand. Fans of this "against the grain" metal approach should find plenty to love about the record. The rousing title track is a mid-tempo groove that's punctuated by Leather's high registered vocals over some sporadic double-bass. "Against All the Gods" is a riveting number that proves to be one of the heavier cuts of the album, a start-stop rhythm that permeates with Leather's "…we are fighting" call to arms. Chastain's signature shredding is evident on wise tale "Don't Trust Tomorrow" while "All Hail the King" is slightly European in its anthem unity. My favorite track is the apocalyptic chill of "The Last Ones Alive" complete with a little acoustic intro that builds into a grand crescendo four minutes in. With so many sub-genres sprouting everywhere it is certainly a blessing that bands like Chastain exist as solid awe-inspiring monuments to true heavy metal. All Hail the King.


    • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
      4 :AVE RATING

    ALL REVIEWS FOR: CHASTAIN
    TITLE
    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    In An Outrage
    2004
    Leviathan Records
    Eric Compton5/26/2005
    -
    Ruler Of The Wasteland
    1986
    Shrapnel Records
    Eric Compton10/10/2004
    -
    We Bleed Metal
    2015
    Leviathan Records
    Eric Compton4/14/2016
    4

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