CHESTCRUSH - VDELYGMIA - Reviewed By Metal Digest! Tuesday August 31 2021, 8:50 PM
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CHESTCRUSH - VDELYGMIA - Reviewed By Metal Digest!

CHESTCRUSH - VDELYGMIA - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2021/08/31/chestcrush-vdelygmia/

Greek-born musician Vangelos Vasilakosrecently published his first demo that received high praises from the underground metal community, following his demo’s success the Edinburgh-based solo artist has their first full-length release ‘Vdelygmia’ available now!

‘Vdelygmia’ is 30 minutes of pure filth spread across 9 short songs, ranging from intense fast blast beats on tracks like ‘Theocracyst’ to brutally slow breakdowns of ‘Burden’, there is plenty of brain-splattering, building-shaking, heavy-distorted ear candy on display, this is one for the most extreme of metalheads!


Listening to ‘Skullcrush’ got me pumped and my blood boiling, If you are looking to let off some steam this is perfect angry workout music!


The vocals from Thomas Blanc (Helioss & Celestial Swarm) are a perfect fit for Vangelos’s insanely heavy styles, with drums from Krzystof Klingbein (Vader, Hate, Deathspawn) this album is full of incredible talent.

‘Vdelygmia’ is available now on CD Digipak, Digital & Stream - Metal Digest

Band: CHESTCRUSH

Release title: VDELYGMIA

Release date: July 14, 2021

Genre:

Blackened Death Metal / Sludge / Grind

FFO:  Black Curse, Vermin Womb, Full Of Hell, Primitive Man, Caustic Wound, Body Void, Ulcerate, Amnutseba, Celeste, Resin Tomb

Check out the video!

Press Release: 

“Vdelygmia” is the second release and first full-length by Edinburgh’s Chestcrush, the solo project by Evangelos Vasilakos . The Greek-born musician has recently published his first demo that received praises from underground metal community and was then physically released by two European labels and sold out quickly afterwards. On this demo, Chestcrush presented their unique and crushing style of Blackened Death Metal and Grindcore, influenced by raging Old School Black Metal and a shattering Sludge / Post Metal. And now the time has come for the world to witness “Vdelygmia” in its utterly terrifying yet fascinating might. 

On “Vdelygmia” Chestcrush reduces melodic influence on a necessary amount, and sets its focus on total sonic annihilation of a listener with vast and severe arsenal of sound weaponry of cover bombing blast beats, napalm burning guitar riffs and blood chilling war cries. Nine anthems of terror and hate lyrically devoted to coping with own mental and physical health tragedies (the band name chosen for a reason) and unbearable abhorrence to the current political situation in Evangelos motherland Greece. 

Title  “Vdelygmia” is a Greek word originally spelled “ Βδελυγμία“ which means “abomination”, “filth” and “repulsion” of extreme levels and can be used both to define the feeling and a person, who is sorely corrupted and depraved. And this title completely reflects the musical part of the album which is so beautifully disgusting, violent, horrifyingly brutal and stunningly ugly as a nearly perfect Blackened Death Metal / Grindcore album can be.

Release credits:

Evangelos Vasilakos – Compositions, guitars, bass, lyrics, programming

Thomas Blanc – Vocals (Thomas has sang for Helioss, Celestial Swarm among others)

Krzysztof Klingbein – Drums (Krzysztof has played for Vader, Hate, Deathspawn among others)

Front cover and inner cover by  PLA.G.U.E

Skull by  CVSPE

Design by Aleh Zielankievic

Mixed and mastered by  Ben Jones  (mixed Vacuous, Meth Leppard, Greed among others)

Press clips:

 

  "The massive riffs all but swirl themselves around you in chaos." 
-DeadRhetoric.Com  

"Feeling unsettled but you don't have the gall to change it or turn it off" 
-Purgatory Reviews 

"Fusing elements of Black Metal and Sludge into the mix to make something nightmarish and heavy" 
-MetalNoise.Net  

"Black metal malevolence before erupting into death metal chaos" 
-Musipedia Of Metal 

"Beautifully guttural and gloriously brutal" 
-GBHBL.Com  

"Ugly, disturbing and depraved" 
- Metal Trenches  

"The band's name does the music justice, this is crushing your very bones!" 
- The Metal Gamer 

"This is a violence you can feel, 4 quick tracks that just keep hitting till the end" 
- Independent Metal Reviews  

"Τhe weight of their music will crush your mind and soul" 
- Death By Hammer Webzine

 

Band links: 

https://chestcrush.bandcamp.com 

https://www.instagram.com/chestcrush/ 

https://www.facebook.com/chestcrushband 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2YpMZ9fQn85Ife30oR1QYf?si=LG5J7lO4TcSDzf1D2G9amA&nd=1 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV-FSxAyhm6k_RjDW4q1IaQ 

https://soundcloud.com/user-980972982 

 

Past features: 

VM Underground zine - https://www.vm-underground.com/review/chestcrush-demo-june-2020-demo/

 

Transcended Music Blog - https://www.transcendedmusic.de/2021/02/demos-from-the-vault-11-unembalmed-morgued-pitbul-summoner-chestcrush/

 

Death By Hammer Zine  - https://death-by-hammer.blogspot.com/search/label/Chestcrush

 

Independent Metal Reviews - https://www.facebook.com/Independent-METAL-Reviews-102335898393089/

 The Metal Gamer Bloghttps://themetalgamerblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/albums-of-the-month-august-2/ (this is just a mention)

https://www.facebook.com/themetalgamerblog/posts/1045944515874386

Musipedia Of Metal 

Blog - http://musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com/search?q=chestcrush

Dead Rhetoric.com – http://deadrhetoric.com/features/sifting-through-bandcamp-september-2020/

Purgatory reviews – https://www.instagram.com/p/CFNv_6upIqi/

Metal Trenches YouTube - https://youtu.be/fZYw0V9ViiU?t=636

GBHBL.com - https://www.gbhbl.com/ep-review-chestcrush-demo-f-h-e-d/

Metalnoise.net - https://metalnoise.net/2020/08/review-demo-by-chestcrush

Ken’s Death Metal Crypt Youtube - https://youtu.be/wecmP6fnN0w?t=253

Chris French - https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10157686274361272&set=a.10150177526366272


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