Chain Of Dogs are a band from the Netherlands that play a mixture of folk metal, punk and thrash and this is a review of their 2014 album 'Burning Bridges In A World Of Death - De Ep's En Nog Get Miee" which was released by Witches brew.
The album starts out with an intro that utilizes traditional folk music instruments and after the intro the music goes into a more folk metal direction while the guitars and vocals are more closer to thrash metal while they also bring in a small amount of clean singing.
When the album goes into other songs they start bringing in a small amount of grim black metal vocals, death metal growls and punk influences along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them along with a small amount of acoustic guitars and you can also hear back up gang shouts and melodic pagan chanting in the music.
When we get more into the album the music starts speeding up in certain sections of the recording and you can also hear blast beats at times and they also bring in an intro, re-mixes and demo songs as the bonus tracks.
With this album Chain of Dogs bring in a very original approach to folk metal with the way they mix thrash and punk with this genre to create a sound of their own while also bringing in death and black metal influences in the heavier sections of the recording.
Song lyrics are written in a mixture of Dutch and English and cover drinking and folklore themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Chain of Dogs are a very great sounding mixture of folk metal, punk and thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "D'r Zjwarte Hond va Krapoel" "Blood Follows" "Bridgeburners" and "Tooth And Jaw". 8/5 out of 10.