Five years after the debut album “To Beyond”, one of the most brutal and relevant bands of Brazilian extreme metal scene is back with a new EP, entitled “Chaos Matter”. Recently signed to EMZ Productions the band born of the Nephasth ashes in 2009, go all out attack with a conceptual release.
All the songs describe each of the four phases of Human Alchemy, which involves admitting one’s bad side, developing self-awareness, acknowledging the world around oneself and reaching the ascension to achieve synthony with the world in which one lives, thus getting equilibrium. The phases refer to chemical elements and their colors, being: black (lead), white (silver), yellow (sulfur) and red (mercury).
Each track describes a person facing one of these phases. In two of them Burn The Mankind invited friends from other bands to do vocals. One represents the black phase tutor, the other is the depiction of the outside world that needs to be discovered. The special guests are the bassist and vocalist of the classic Brazilian thrash metal band Leviaethan, Flavio Soares, and vocalist Eder Macedo, of the also Brazilian doom metal act A Sorrowful Dream. The EP is also complete with three exclusive live cuts.
Chaos Matter is out on July 31st 2020 via EMZ Productions.
This is a pretty cool idea and with the three live tracks, certainly makes this EP a must buy. Especially for fans of extreme metal with a bit of variety. That’s certainly what we get with the first beastly effort of The Red Rose. A bone-crunching level of heaviness, the percussion really damaging the brain matter through its sheer power.
From that, Sulfur emerges with a short and more guitar-techy blast. Followed quickly by the crushing sound of Sudden Inversion. A track where howling vocals, blast beats and a racy guitar solo live comfortably.
Finally, Weigh Like Lead ends the main portion and concept with arguably the best of the bunch. The tempo shifts, gun-fire bursts, desperate vocal changes and exciting touch of groove makes it an absolute barn burner of a track.
Although the EP is far from done as previously mentioned we then get 3 live tracks. Taking the more refined sound of the band to a rawer and filthier sounding stage.
Burn the Mankind – Chaos Matter Full Track Listing:
1. The Red Rise
3. Sudden Inversion
4. Weigh Like Lead
5. Lies (Live)
6. Sudden Inversion (Live)
7. Everyone is Blind (Live)
Burn the Mankind Links
Burn the Mankind - Chaos Matter (Emanzipation Productions)
The Final Score - 8/10