Remie : You might know there are quite some high quality and influential bands coming from Poland. Possible there are still some undiscovered bands out there and Chaos Engine Research could become one of them. Fronted by two vocalists this six piece band just released their first album with the long title ‘The Legend Written By An Anonymous Spirit Of Silence‘.
Directly noticeable is a wide range of styles fitted in an alternative and heavy grooving metalcore sound. Nothing wrong with that you might think, but their schizophrenic style of songwriting can be quite a challenge to listen to. Despite it is well performed it still becomes quite annoying at times. The mix of hardcore shouts and death grunts doesn’t really manage to compliment that and the clean vocals in the track ‘Psychotic Waltz’ is just below standard. This all felt a bit like a split album gone wrong in when the studio engineer recorded two different bands and mixed everything together. The mix could have been a bit spicier as well, and it lacked quite some air which felt somewhat suffocating at times. Bands which play a style similar to Chaos Engine Research just need a more life-like, which make them sound allot more convincing.
‘The Legend Written By An Anonymous Spirit Of Silence‘ is not a bad effort but Chaos Engine Research need to bring some balance in their compositions and certainly need to spice up their sound.