ARTIST: Chaos Doctrine
SINGLE: One Of My Bad Days
RELEASED: Friday 21 July
The brand-new track from Johannesburg-based Industrialised Thrash Death Metal veterans Chaos Doctrine is a harrowing tale of a mass murderer relaying his crimes … not confessing, just relaying. The song is filled with Thrashy riffs that are catchy as hell and packs a serious punch. Dr D delivers great vocals utilising both highs and lows, accompanied by occasional blast beats and chunky chugging riffs. Whilst there are not much Industrial elements in this track, the intro does have a Synth echo, with hints of Death in the overall sound,
Drummer Jason Eedes recalls the first time he heard the song, sharing “I just joined the band, and the guys wanted to start rehearsing this track for our live set. I was immediately attracted to the ferocious pounding of the drums, ranging from groovy beats to outright blasts, driving the catchy riffs and the spitting vocals. One of my favourites to play live!”
2022 saw two single releases from Chaos Doctrine. First there was ‘Lifting the Veil’, a hateful orchestration of 200 BPM Industrial Death Metal. More recently, they also gave us two versions of a track called ‘Martyr’ (Clement V Mix, and the Jeanne D’Arc Mix), described by some as a doomy balladic track akin to bands like Paradise Lost. ‘Martyr’ was featured and hailed by Metal Hammer ‘one of the top 10 tracks of the week’ when it released.
Songs like this makes me proud to be South African, with a great sound production and brilliant musicianship. I will add this to my Playlist with pleasure!
Reviewed by Joshua Boshoff
Stream Chaos Doctrine ‘One Of My Bad Days’ on https://linktr.ee/chaosdoctrine
About Chaos Doctrine:
Chaos Doctrine brings a unique and modern metal assault by blending old school thrash and death with aggressive industrial metal. Originally formed in 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa by vocalist Dr D (Bedlam, Malachi, DedX), the band line up is completed by veteran guitarist and band producer Alec Surridge (Sacraphyx, The Warinsane), bass guitarist, backing vocalist and band visual artist Phil Carstens (DedX), and explosive drummer Jason Eedes (Jasper Dan, Azraella’s Sorrow, Beyond the Pale & The Sinners). For its members, Chaos Doctrine is more than a band: it is a comprehensive sensory experience and a brand. Everything the band produces conveys this – the band name itself, their aggressive sonic releases, explosive live shows, dystopic visual products, and stabbing lyrical content. Chaos Doctrine explores the shadow of the human condition, hatred, brutality, decay. Their approach is unrelenting, fueled by rage and void of apology. This is aggression, this is Chaos Doctrine!
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