02. Beneath Your Pores and skin
03. The Unattainable
04. Backyard Of Winter (feat. Elina Siirala)
05. Hearts Gone Darkish
06. Past The Silence
07. Days Of Lions
08. In The Depth Of Evening
09. Victims Of Our Heaven
10. When If Not As we speak
11. What’s Your Gas
Initially masterminded by former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki, CHAOS MAGIC have already proved themselves to be a strong addition to Frontiers Music‘s more and more spectacular roster of metallic acts. Led by charismatic and versatile vocalist Caterina Nix, the Chilean crew started their story with their 2015 sturdy, self-titled debut and adopted it up 4 years later with the wonderful “Furyborn”, whereby Nix‘s songwriting partnership with multi-instrumentalist Nasson actually started to take flight. A symphonic metallic band with room for stylistic manoeuvre, CHAOS MAGIC could have begun as a easy showcase for his or her frontwoman’s voice, however “Emerge” offers proof that one thing a little bit extra intriguing is growing. Basically a symphonic metallic band with a extremely efficient alt-rock streak, they spend most of their third album delivering majestic, pop-tinged anthems, with Nix‘s voice entrance and heart always, and a gradual stream of delicate however impressed musical concepts lifting even probably the most easy songs to a extra charming stage.
The opening title observe is a good way to introduce CHAOS MAGIC to the merely curious. Regardless of a refrain giant sufficient to flatten Disney‘s magic citadel, it instantly establishes the gently subversive nature of this band’s superficially textbook sound. The florid NIGHTWISH indulgences have been changed with a sharper, extra futuristic sheen, and simply as apparent friends like DELAIN and AMARANTHE have accomplished previously, CHAOS MAGIC sound emboldened by the shrugging off of cliché. Elsewhere, frequent bursts of jittery, interstitial electronics, a blistering solo from guitarist Mario Torres and a few surprisingly ugly riffs flip “Days Of Lions” right into a darkly tempestuous triumph that feels tethered to each old- and new-school symphonic values. In distinction, “In The Depth Of Evening” is 2 elements gritty, exhausting rock rampage to 1 half slick, AOR-tinged pop banger; whereas “The Unattainable” brings traditional prog metallic pomp and tranced-out synths collectively and moulds them into one thing approaching pop-metal perfection.
CHAOS MAGIC nonetheless have some progress to pursue earlier than they launch an album that may thrust them to the symphonic metallic forefront, however “Emerge” has so many stylish and good moments and Nix‘s voice is so persistently bewitching that some sort of breakthrough should be looming over the horizon.