Chabtan Review

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Chabtan

Eleven”

2012

Chabtan - Eleven

What little I know of France is contained to bits about the Reign of Terror and Napoleon. They have in the modern era a reputation of kowtowing and surrendering so Chabtan is a surprise. What the fuck are they so pissed off at? I don’t know but it has given us a brutal heavy album with serious repeatability. I had listened to Divine Vengeance three times in a row before I realized shit I need to go to the next track, which is Bloodstained Hate. This is another track I let play over and over. They are listed as a deathcore band, and while I would not pigeonhole them I would put them more on the side of a band like Aborted, which they don’t sound like for assault and heaviness as opposed to say Bring Me The Horizon. I think they naysayers of new bands who make marginalizing claims about today’s music underestimate how awesome and serious it is that a band can create and keep this level of intensity. There are many bands that fall into what I call “eddie trunk” or bourgeois metal category. Bands that write a couple of strong tracks and then you want to throw the rest of the album away. This is not one of those, and many of the bands I have reviewed have the strength and integrity to make it all count. Chabtan is balls to the walls metal. I love the vocals, all the layers and the dynamics. The production is complimentary to all of the musicians.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Cult of Blood

2. This Day Is Red

3. Betrayer

4. Divine Vengeance

5. Bloodstained Hate

6. Nacon

7. Worshipping Death

8. Eleven

 

 

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Members:

Laurent Gasperetii – Bass

Yanis Bergheul – Drums

Christofer Rousseau – Vocals

Dimitri Merly – Guitars

Jean-Philippe Porteux – Guitars

 

 

Rating: 10 out of 10

~Alaric Hannibal Barca

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