Review by JD on August 12, 2015.
France has been exploding in the metal world with big and bold music that is contradictory to what the country usually is all about, especially with all of the black metal that they have been producing. Taking their cues from bands such as Marduk but mostly from all of the Scandinavian black metal is a new act... Incipient Chaos.
Hailing from the Western City of Nantes in France, Incipient Chaos seems to have come out of the blue- offering up some raging BM. Hovering between Nordic styled BM and some nasty grind parts, this band powers through like a tank against unarmed ceramic garden gnomes. Taking the blueprint of what black metal is, they infuse into it a powerful originality mixed with almost daring melodies to create a very complex album that both impresses and satisfies even the hardened metalhead.
Five songs offered, five impressive songs given to the drooling masses. From start to finish, Incipient Chaos seems to go out of their way to make innovative and commanding form of BM that is clearly all their own, a feat that the genre has needed to happen for very long time. I liked the entire album a whole lot, but certain purists in the black metal world might seriously disagree with me.
The CD is not perfect, but that is what makes the recording stand out and make you summon the dark lord a few times as well. I enjoyed Incipient Chaos’s album more and more and I am just thinking it might be worth a few more plays as well. It is one of those albums that you’ll ether love or hate- just take the time to make your own mind up.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10