Chaos Echús - Transient



7.6 | 49 votes |
Release date: 20 April 2015
Style: Death doom metal

Owners:

27 have it
11 want it


01. Senses Of The Nonexistent
02. Interzone IV: Intoxicating Beauty
03. Advent Of My Genesis
04. Interzone V: Ignorance Is Bliss
05. Kyôrakushugi
06. Interzone VI: Realization
07. Soul Ruiner

Line-up
Kalevi Uibo - guitars, vocals
Fabien W. Furter - guitars, vocals
Ilmar Marti Uibo - drums, vocals
Stefan Thanneur - bass, vocals

Staff review by
Mr. Doctor
Rating:
9.0
Never underestimate the power of curiosity; a catalyst for doors yet to be open.

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published 31.10.2015 | Comments (13)

Chaos Echús are a prime example of why French metal has gained such a solid reputation for being very forward-thinking and experimentally inclined in the past decade. Typically labeled as death metal or death doom, this album doesn't stop there, with the band also adding in elements of black metal, drone, jazz, psychedelia, and more to their sound. At some points fast and incredibly heavy, at others meditative and transcendent, Transient is a bizarre, polymorphous beast that defies classification, and seems to be nothing more than a full embrace of the power of human ingenuity.

Go have a listen and ponder over the nature of improvisation.

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05.03.2015 - 01:16
J. N.
Note: Tentative release date.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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05.03.2015 - 01:33
Rating: 8
mz
Good.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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14.03.2015 - 02:26
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Just got the promo for it. Btw the release date is still April 20. FUCKING AWESOME ALBUM THIS IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.03.2015 - 03:24
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
I remember Tone Of Things To Come being fucking awesome. Definitely expecting something good.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.03.2015 - 11:42
Rating: 8
mz
Didn\t this have another cover, which was far better than the one currently being displayed?
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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15.04.2015 - 19:06
Rating: 8
mz
Been too busy with my personal business and ear problem to check this Why it is not widely talked on MS?
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15.04.2015 - 19:54
Lit.
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Probably the repulsive as fuck cover.

Tone Of Things To Come was the only other thing I've listened to by these guys, but it was really good. So I'm def gonna check this out when it comes.
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15.04.2015 - 20:06
Rating: 8
mz
Written by Guest on 15.04.2015 at 19:54

Probably the repulsive as fuck cover.

Tone Of Things To Come was the only other thing I've listened to by these guys, but it was really good. So I'm def gonna check this out when it comes.


I think they initially had other cover, which was really cool. This one is seriously shitty.
And hey, it is on bandcamp :
https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/transient
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17.04.2015 - 01:43
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Finding nothing wrong about the artwork. Will listen to this babe this weekend.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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17.04.2015 - 01:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.04.2015 at 01:43

Finding nothing wrong about the artwork. Will listen to this babe this weekend.



You already heard it on Wednesday April 8
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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17.04.2015 - 02:09
Rating: 8
mz
Listened to it a couple of times yesterday. Not bad at all and in fact, it is a very good damn record but I had higher expectations. On par with their debut EP IMO.
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20.04.2015 - 17:08
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Listened to it this morning and I'm very pleased. Definitely on par with Tone Of Things To Come. This band has become an excellent example of how to keep modern death-doom sounding fresh yet surprisingly accessible.
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31.05.2015 - 07:48
Rating: 9
Maco
Carnivore
This album surely gets boring at moments. Interzone IV V and VI are clear examples of that. Totally pointless songs.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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03.09.2015 - 01:22
!J.O.O.E.!
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Nothing superfluous about the tracks on this. I find it hard not to be constantly intrigued and interested as each track appears to explore a different textural soundscape, whilst all constantly being linked in tone (i.e. really fucking dark and ominous). VI is particularly great. Sounds very much like one of Sunn O)))'s experiments and with an Attila-alike to boot. Don't even know what I would call this music. Deconstructed, Postmodern death / doom / black, or something.

Good gravy this is good.
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03.09.2015 - 12:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 03.09.2015 at 01:22

Nothing superfluous about the tracks on this. I find it hard not to be constantly intrigued and interested as each track appears to explore a different textural soundscape, whilst all constantly being linked in tone (i.e. really fucking dark and ominous). VI is particularly great. Sounds very much like one of Sunn O)))'s experiments and with an Attila-alike to boot. Don't even know what I would call this music. Deconstructed, Postmodern death / doom / black, or something.

Good gravy this is good.


The entire album is improvised.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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03.09.2015 - 12:28
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.09.2015 at 12:13


The entire album is improvised.

That would be consistent with their other stuff then as far as I know. Still better than 99% of planned stuff from other bands.
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29.09.2015 - 01:23
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Been getting heavy into this band in the past few weeks, as they're set to play Roadburn 2016. To say my mind's been blown would be a huge understatement. Along with Portal, Tribulation, and maybe just a small handful of others, these guys are probably one of the most important bands for death metal at the moment. I mean yeah, it's mostly death metal, but BM, doom, drone, and jazz all dance and weave together here and it's just stunning. As Joe said, it's really fascinating how each track sounds nothing like the others and has its own approach, while each nonetheless sticks to some kind of core motif of tone. It feels strangely paradoxical, but I'll be damned if it isn't just delicious as fuck. Easy AOTY contender from an extremely talented group of musicians.

And guys, if that lead guitar in Soul Ruiner isn't some of the most beautiful and inspired playing I've heard all year, I really don't know what is.
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18.10.2015 - 12:49
Rating: 9
Zap
Phlegmish
Album of the year for me. I don't see it being beaten any time soon either.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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29.10.2015 - 20:35
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Zap on 18.10.2015 at 12:49

Album of the year for me. I don't see it being beaten any time soon either.

Seconded
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Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
You tell em that God's gonna cut em down
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30.10.2015 - 17:23
Rating: 9
Zap
Phlegmish
Written by Apothecary on 29.10.2015 at 20:35

Seconded

About time someone staffpicked this
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30.10.2015 - 18:59
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Zap on 30.10.2015 at 17:23

About time someone staffpicked this

I would review it too, but Roddy boy has already beaten me on that claim. I'm really feeling like just doing it myself though if he doesn't get around to it soon
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Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
You tell em that God's gonna cut em down
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31.10.2015 - 12:57
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Apothecary on 30.10.2015 at 18:59

Written by Zap on 30.10.2015 at 17:23

About time someone staffpicked this

I would review it too, but Roddy boy has already beaten me on that claim. I'm really feeling like just doing it myself though if he doesn't get around to it soon


I actually wrote around 250 words yesterday. Just need to end on a proper note as right now there's no "end" paragraph. Writer's block and all that.

EDIT: Submitted.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.11.2015 - 13:59
!J.O.O.E.!
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And still under 7 despite the praise many have showered on it.
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02.11.2015 - 14:34
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 02.11.2015 at 13:59
And still under 7 despite the praise many have showered on it.

Fixed it.

Dislaimer: This is not vote abuse. I just tend to rate albums that I own only.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.11.2015 - 14:35
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.11.2015 at 14:34

Fixed it.

Dislaimer: This is not vote abuse. I just tend to rate albums that I own only.

*clicks "report abuse" button*
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02.11.2015 - 14:39
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 02.11.2015 at 14:35

Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.11.2015 at 14:34

Fixed it.

Dislaimer: This is not vote abuse. I just tend to rate albums that I own only.
*clicks "report abuse" button*



Anyway, such a dope album. Have no idea why people will give ti an average rating. Everything is extremely well placed and done.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.11.2015 - 14:41
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.11.2015 at 14:39


Anyway, such a dope album. Have no idea why people will give ti an average rating. Everything is extremely well placed and done.

I suppose to the average metaller this is probably almost non-music. They just don't understand, man.
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02.11.2015 - 14:53
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 02.11.2015 at 14:41
I suppose to the average metaller this is probably almost non-music. They just don't understand, man.

I honestly don't even find it that weird. It runs too smoothly into all the different movements I don't understand how it could be difficult to digest. Maybe that says more about me than it does about the average listener...?
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.11.2015 - 14:54
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.11.2015 at 14:53

I honestly don't even find it that weird. It runs too smoothly into all the different movements I don't understand how it could be difficult to digest. Maybe that says more about me than it does about the average listener...?

Just remember that the average listener listens to Insomnium =P
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03.11.2015 - 22:00
Rating: 9
koob
Advent Ov My Genesis and Senses Ov The Nonexistent are so good, great pick...
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