Vitriol - Chrysalis CD
Vitriol - 'Chrysalis' CD
Debut 2019 EP from Germany's VITRIOL who brand their sound "cryptic metal carnage," but that only tells half the story. Comprising two epic-length tracks - one nearly nine minutes, the second topping 12 - Chrysalis creates a delirious headspace where swarming chaos rights itself into eerily placid repose, all before exploding/disintegrating into further, fouler reaches of what can potentially be Metal of Death, steadfast yet boundlessly so. Their violence would border on the ceremonial if it weren't so manic and unhinged; sounds literally attack from every angle - as above, so below - and all are rendered in rich, robust tones to maximize that delirium.