CHAOS FRAME – Entropy

CHAOS FRAME – Entropy
Label(s):
Pure Steel Records
Released Year:
2022
Type:
Full-length
Tracklist:
1. The Timepiece Shatters (Entropy Pt I)2. To Reap And Never Sow3. Skyscraper4. Solaire5. Voluntary Extinction6. Always Looking Down7. The Late Goodbye8. Forever Is Nothing (Entropy Pt II)

New album from CHAOS FRAME, the US progressive metal from Minnesota that deputed in 2011 with the β€œAnother Life” LP and returned in 2015 with the second album called β€œPaths to Exile”. Β The new album, the third one, is called β€œEntropy” and finds the band improved and very energetic.

For those who are not familiar with the band, the album sounds like a beautiful and successful mixture of DREAM THEATER (in a simplified and less technical form) and ARTENSION with many heavy/power speedy outbursts that resemble perhaps those of NOBLE BEAST. The album is in general richer and more diverse than the previous two, and it manages to keep the listener quite active while listening to it.

The album’s opening track, β€œThe Timepiece Shatters (Entropy Pt I)” is a nice CHAOS FRAME song, but perhaps is a bit typical. The level increases significantly in the rest of the album and the band presents some of the best songs of its career. Great progressive/neo-classical melodies and amazing choruses where the vocals of Dave Brown can only be described as magnificent – one the best voices of this neo-classical style.

β€œTo Reap and Never Sow”, β€œSkyscraper” (amazing track), the dark and atmospheric β€œAlways Looking Down”, are very adventurous songs where the clever changes travel you all along this prog/neo-classical/speed metal combination that the band proposes. β€œThe Late Goodbye” is a nice ballad to help us chill-out from the previous heavy/prog outburst, or if you like, to prepare the listener for β€œForever is Nothing”, one of the band’s anthems that the power/progressive/ neo-classical metal fans will love.

CHAOS FRAME present in its new work β€œEntropy” a very good album that combines the progressive metal feeling of the 90s with speed power metal and a contemporary heavy metal production. Some of the tracks are excellent, and promise great musical satisfaction to those who are always thirsty for traditional progressive metal.

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