Chestcrush are a duo from Scotland that plays a mixture of black, sludge, post, death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their self released 2021 album "Vdelygmia" which will be released in July.
Drones start off the album while stringed instruments and whispers can also be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. Elements of sludge metal are also added into the slower sections of the songs along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats and grindcore influences.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while distorted sounding noises are also added into some parts of the recording. Death metal growls are also utilized at times along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of melody also being added into some of the guitar riffing. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a 90's underground metal style as well as some tremolo picking also being added into some of the faster riffing and as the recording progresses small touches of post metal can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover the violence and political situation in Greece.
In my opinion Chestcrush are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge, post, death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Digester" "Theocracyst" "Skullcrush" and "Vaptizetai O Doulos". 8 out of 10.