Chains Ov Beleth/Christeos Chaos/Satanath Records/Morbid Shrine Productions/2015 CD Review
A very dark and melodic sound starts off the album along with some drum beats and powerful bass lines kicking in a few seconds later which also leads up to some very tortured sounding grim black metal vocals and after awhile blast beats can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the vocals also use screams at times.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and when the music speeds up it displays more of a raw style of black metal and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and on some of the tracks the vocals start utilizing a small amount of melodic singing and demonic spoken word parts which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and some of the slower riffs also bring in elements of doom metal.
Chains Ov Beleth plays a style of black metal that mixes both modern and old school styles together along with some ritualistic elements and goth style clean singing to create a style of his own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Black Magick and Ritualism themes.
In my opinion Chains Ov Beleth are a very great sounding occult black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE «Breath Of Disease» «Thrice Name, Thrice Cursed» and «Transcending». 8 out of 10.