Roundtable Review: Chapel – Satan’s Rock ’n’ Roll

Chapel CoverLabel: Invictus Productions (Ireland), Spiritual Beast (Japan)

Release Date: CD, 31 July 2012; Vinyl, 4 February 2014

Songs: 10

Length: 33 minutes

Genre: Black heavy/thrash metal

Studio Albums: This is their debut album

Location: Vancouver, Canada 

WarpRider – I like their vibe, it’s kind of like Motörhead meets death metal. They have a cool groove. Satan’s Rock ’n’ Roll is an entertaining album that emanates a classic Rock ’n’ Roll vibe just like the album implies; just with a bit more Satan in it. It’s fun! 3.8

Atleastimhousebroken Deathy blackened re-thrash. Me likey. Reminds me quite a bit of Absu if they embraced their thrash influences a bit more or Toxic Holocaust if they were to put on a bit of Norwegian face paint. Nothing groundbreaking, but highly enjoyable. 3.5

Irmelinis – This is fun extra-hard rock that works well for late night summer parties (if you’re a biker). It’s speedy, thrashy, and enthusiastic. Like Motörhead dipping their toes into black metal territory. Unfortunately they play it a bit too safe and soon the riffs start sounding bland and the songs come out sounding very basic. 2.0

ChristopherMammal – For just three guys, Chapel pump out a hell of a lot of sound. It’s all pleasing to my colossal ears. There is some sameness in the style of delivery. That’s what you’d expect from a band that incorporates many standard elements of speed and heavy metal in their repertoire. The individual songs offer a good variety in tempo and key. The vocals are higher-pitched and reminded me of Arch Enemy’s Angela Gossow. Coming from me, that’s a recommendation and high praise. 4.0

A Metal State of Mind Score – 3.3

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on February 11, 2014, in Album Reviews, Roundtable Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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