Chronographs
Nausea


4.0
excellent

Review

by JPrice321 USER (8 Reviews)
January 17th, 2013 | 18 replies | 2,693 views


Release Date: 01/07/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Nausea that's definitely worth getting

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Tech metal is a breeding ground for many musicians who wish to display their skills on their respective instruments and create complex music that is dynamic and engaging; this can lead to great compositions being birthed and juicy rhythms to eat up. Unfortunately there can be a fine line for bands in this genre to have their music cross from being intricate works that remain constantly engaging to a platform to flaunt musical ability over structure and composition. So starting off on the right foot is key for any new band that emerges in this genre, luckily Chronographs succeed in this whilst leaving plenty of room for future potential.

Despite being a relatively young band from the UK Chronographs showcase an impressive level of technical ability that is relatively common place for the genre. From the frantic finger tapping opener “Opticks” all members of Chronographs maintain their composure and rhythm, making the EP run full steam ahead with its 18 minute run time. Vocalist Jon displays a style that sees him ranging from rather distinctive throaty screams to more conventional clean sung sections. Whilst he never reaches anything that’s well and beyond what most tech metal bands offer, Jon still fits in well with the music and is more than capable of holding his own. As previously mentioned tech metal bands can have a tendency to delve into the realm of over indulgence and loss focus, Chronographs handles this by letting the music breathe in the many slower, more conventional moments on tracks such as the closing of “Nausea”. This helps assuage the issue of focus and provides a nice contrast to the usual blisteringly fast pace of tech metal creating more compelling songs that feel fulfilling. There are still one or two moments during the EP occasionally where the music may drag and get fatiguing but these only happen on the rare occasion due to the generally short EP length.

Chronographs have shown that they are more than capable of being a player in the tech metal scene with this EP and showcase that they have a lot of potential to grow into something special in the future. Fans of technical metal should definitely check this out.



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JPrice321
January 17th 2013



36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Felt like writing just a small review for this between my Uni assignments as it's a pretty great EP that deserves a little exposure! Someone else can write a better review if they like.

CaptainDooRight
January 17th 2013



28321 Comments


is there a stream for this?

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CaptainDooRight
January 17th 2013



28321 Comments


pos'd, also if this is djent i may not be interested

JPrice321
January 17th 2013



36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sadly not but these songs are streaming on Youtube:
Opticks (Music video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G76QWfcV-44
Inanis - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3OTjhLvbM

Also they're kinda Djenty but I'd say they have more in common with something like The Arusha Accord albeit without the duel vocalists.

CaptainDooRight
January 17th 2013



28321 Comments


interesting, well I'll check out those tracks, thanks bro

bloc
January 17th 2013



34669 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Agreed with the summary. I wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was.

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Hopelust
January 17th 2013



943 Comments


not really djent at all from what I can tell.

JPrice321
January 17th 2013



36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah it's more tech metal / mathcore in my opinion!

Yazz_Flute
January 17th 2013



18764 Comments


Will check out.

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Asdfp277
January 18th 2013



945 Comments


I don't speak english very well, but I might be of help!:

So starting off on the right foot is key for any new band that emerges in this genre, luckily
Chronographs succeed in this whilst leaving plenty of room for future potential.


-Change the comma after "genre" to a period or a semicolon, and put a comma after "luckily".

Despite being a relatively young band from the UK Chronographs


-Comma after "UK".

showcase an impressive level of technical ability that is relatively common place for the
genre.


-I think there's something wrong here but I'm not sure. "...that is relatively common place..."

As previously mentioned tech metal bands can have a tendency to delve into the realm of over
indulgence and loss focus, Chronographs handles this by letting...


-I think there's something missing after the comma.

but these [*moments*] only happen on the rare occasion due to the generally short EP length.


-Change "on the rare occasion" to "rarely". And it's weird to talk about EPs in general when you're
reviewing only this one.

---

I might be full of shit, tho'. Wait for someone who actually knows about english, lol. :D

DrGonzo1937
January 18th 2013



5200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, this is a great EP from these guys.

sexpoi
January 18th 2013



599 Comments


cool Ima check this out

teet
January 18th 2013



1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

it's an awesome EP!

DrGonzo1937
January 19th 2013



5200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^

Definitely NOT a 5!


sexpoi
June 19th 2013



599 Comments


I was pleasantly surprised by this. Not amazing but really good nonetheless

mindleviticus
July 4th 2013



8162 Comments


the end of the song Veritas is pretty bad but the EP itself is solid as fuck

mindleviticus
July 4th 2013



8162 Comments


I believe these guys were the same guys in the band Shirukume which aren't on sputnik. I love their
album Speaking In Colours

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2013



9988 Comments


This is cool, not a fan of the production but the songwriting is lovely

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