Roel de Haan : Chaos Invocation is a German black metal outfit and this ‘Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond’ is their third full-length. Like on earlier albums such as ‘Black Mirror Hours’, they are not afraid of showing their inspirational sources. It is clear from the get go that the Swedish black/death style advocated by bands such as Dissection, Naglfar and Watain is the sound they want to emulate. Chaos Invocation does a good job in this respect. By adding a few foreign elements to the music, such as clean vocals (with a slight Arcturus-vibe to them), they keep it relatively fresh. Although first prize for originality is far from within their grasp. The melodies and aggression are well done and the song-writing has the right amount of twists and dynamism, but with eleven songs and 53 minutes the album does tend to feel a bit monotonous towards the end. Nevertheless, for an album that adheres strongly to a familiar sound ‘Reaping Season, Bloodshed Beyond’ does not disappoint and fans of the aforementioned bands are bound to enjoy this quite a bit.