Chamber (USA)
A Love to Kill For


4.0
excellent

Review

by YoYoMancuso STAFF
July 15th, 2023 | 116 replies


Release Date: 07/14/2023 | Tracklist

Review Summary: merciless. savage. inevitable.

Somewhere, lurking deep within the humid thicket of hardcore discourse, lying in wait, eager to pounce, is a sinister stick in the mud who claims The Wheel needs reinventing. This misguided miscreant’s motives are unknown, and frankly irrelevant. Whether his contrarianism arises from genuine dissatisfaction with the scene, or a desire to get under the skin of hardcore-obsessed Internet zit-havers, he has already sealed his fate by opening his mouth. The Wheel shows no mercy, makes no compromise, never stops hunting, and reshapes itself for no man. Its savagery knows no bounds, and it will not stop until its prey is torn limb from limb. Little is needed to awaken its fury, and few are able to harness its true power. To attempt to fashion a cheap facsimile of The Wheel is foolish and blasphemous, and will surely get its gears turning viciously towards your current location. Others have had success by abandoning its house of worship entirely, constructing new gods that emit powerful new battle cries. However, these deities still trace their origin to the power of the mighty Wheel, torridly turning, impatiently awaiting the brave acolytes who are willing to risk their lives and merge with its brutish energy.

Chamber are one with The Wheel. No riff, musical idea, breakdown, or lyrical passage contained within A Love To Kill For breaks new ground or plays to the beat of its own clangorous drum. They are faithful disciples, choosing to draw upon a deep and cavernous wellspring of hardcore wisdom, yielding calculated brutality that not even the most dedicated zealot could withstand. Whether it comes in brief, tornadic bursts of energy like “We Followed You To The Bitter End” or the head-spinning death by a thousand cuts of “Cyanide Embrace” and the title track, Chamber have the art of destruction down to a science on their sophomore full-length, culminating in 29 consecutive minutes of destabilizing mayhem. It’s a level up in intensity and complexity from everything that has preceded it in their discography; it’s faster, meaner, mathier, heavier, and tighter in planning and execution. It unfortunately suffers from the same production pitfalls that hamstring many a hardcore LP these days, namely excessive distortion and frustratingly murky low end, while also threatening to blend together into one big blob of Sameness at times. Be that as it may, these criticisms pale in comparison to the monstrous ferocity of The Wheel. Its arrival is inexorable and its intentions grim, so cross your heart, listen to A Love To Kill For, and pray to be spared.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
YoYoMancuso
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2023


18878 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my 100th review, so I obviously had to write something ridiculous

calmrose
July 15th 2023


6828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

congrats on the big hundo



the similar bands list tells me I must jam this

JayEnder
July 15th 2023


20008 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Retribution fucks so damn ahrd m/



Nice review YoBro congrats on the big hundo

bigweinerdon
July 15th 2023


2682 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great shit as always

JayEnder
July 15th 2023


20008 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

WE GET WHAT WE DESERVEEE



WE ALL GET WHAT WE DESERVE

MarsKid
Emeritus
July 15th 2023


21035 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

Yeah honestly this review 100%



Not really pushing things forward but fuuuuuck does it push the right buttons

calmrose
July 15th 2023


6828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this stomps

YoYoMancuso
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2023


18878 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Absolutely thwaps

veninblazer
July 16th 2023


16839 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cant tell if i like this or so unknown better, but they both are sick

Purpl3Spartan
July 16th 2023


8643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Owns

Manatea
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2023


1941 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album slaps mega hard nice review as always yoyo

SMOKEDOPE
July 16th 2023


137 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

fuck this booty ass stuff jam shattered realm like a man

igordrago
July 16th 2023


226 Comments


Review could have been better but album slays.

igordrago
July 16th 2023


226 Comments


By the way YoYoMancuso in a weird turn of events I stumbled upon this band on Spotify called good hangs and went to see what I could find out about them and it turns out your the drummer for them?

Glintingbeetle
July 16th 2023


16 Comments


This drummer is the end of me

Zac124
July 16th 2023


2736 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This sounds good. Gonna have to listen to this after work.

Wolfthehorde
July 16th 2023


42 Comments


this is a'ight but I feel like it doesn't have the greatest replay value

I feel like bands like soulkeeper, fromjoy and teeth are a bit more interesting.

Purpl3Spartan
July 16th 2023


8643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Owns yeah

asaf
July 16th 2023


966 Comments


great record. but sounds just like the previous orthodox full length.

YoYoMancuso
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2023


18878 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They’re called Orthodox because they adhere to the historical customs of THE WHEEL



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