Chaos Motion are turning the technical death metal genre inside out with Psychological Spasms Cacophony. There’s little conformity to the style as we know it and it’s all for the better. There needed to be something actually challenging that made us sit up and take notice, and this is it.
Psychological Spasms Cacophony will be released on the 18th October 2019 via Transcending Obscurity Records.
The second word in the album title is quite apt. This is a spasm, a foaming and jerking type of technical death metal. One that is chaotic and destructive. The Sound of Specter is akin to witnessing a bad fit, one where the arms and legs are kicking out so violently, you dare not get too close. Perturbation of a Spin is faster, heavier and even more brutal before Unscrupulousness Resolution really begins to make you wonder if there is any kind of order to Chaos Motion’s sound.
It’s messy, there’s not getting away from that. Any time we do get a more ‘standard’ type of technical metal assault, it’s quickly followed by something that can quite literally just be called noise. Such as the screeching guitars and off-kilter tone of Inner Chaos sandwiched in between the deathier Vital Vision Void and Psychotic Spasm.
There’s that word again…spasm but it really is the best word to describe this album and just like suffering one, you just want it to be over. There’s no relief to be found anywhere, least of all with Absorption Disastrous and Sempiternal Self-Dissolution.
I like technical death metal. I love the unpredictability of this album but this is a bit too messy.
Chaos Motion – Psychological Spasms Cacophony Full Track Listing:
2. The Sound of Specter
3. Perturbation of a Spin
4. Unscrupulousness Resolution
5. Vital Vision Void
6. Inner Chaos
7. Psychotic Spasm
8. Absorption Disastrous
9. Sempiternal Self-Dissolution
Chaos Motion - Psychological Spasms Cacophony (Transcending Obscurity Records)
The Final Score - 5/10