Chastain, Shelton

Shelton/Chastain-The Edge of Sanity Demo 88′ Review

“The Edge of Sanity,” comes in with a solid one-two riff, before moving into the barrelling, rip roaring song. The whole package is done neatly, and the vocals are haunting and somewhat terrifying. “Orpheus Descending,” a song that starts with a nice clean arpeggio with the vocals coming in with a haunting melody. It then moves into overdrive as the song reaches its climax.

“Fields of Sorrow,” comes in with a clean arpeggio mixed together with an absolutely brutal shredding mix, it is an intoxicating brand.

The Edge of Sanity will be available on October 26th.


Chastain-The Voice Of The Cult Review


“The Voice Of The Cult,” opens things up. It brings a serious vibe, the riffs are on fire; the vocals are a product of some serious metal indulgence. A brilliant opener and a song that would go down well live. “Live Hard,” is another song of grand proportions. The guitars are on fire, the vocals soar and seer. “Chains Of Love,” a ballad mixed in with heaviness, exploring the different elements that go into make such a product as this. “Share Yourself With Me,” gallops and dances around. The vocals narrate the story with such epic precision it is somewhat intimidating. “Fortune Teller,” takes from the orient and adds in an American spin, producing one more epic number.

“Child Of Evermore,” is absolutely brutal. Snaking around an absolutely brilliant riff. Snarling on the vocals and dancing on the edges of sanity, producing another fascinating song. “Soldiers Of The Flame,” is a galloping masterpiece. Based around a constructive riff, and a amazing vocal line it continues the tradition. “Evil For Evil,” needs just one word to describe it, epic, completely epic. “Take Me Home,” is a snarling, slow paced thriller. It takes base instincts and vocal melodies meshing them together to produce something thrilling and terrifying.

The album is out on 26th October via Pure Steel Records.


Chastain-The 7th Of Never 30 Years Heavy Review

We Must Carry On is filled with big guitars, and some serious shifts and movements in tempo, the vocals are brilliantly executed and the song is filled with energy. Paradise is fast, energetic and heavy, power metal at its finest. It’s Too Late For Yesterday is a slice of the different, acoustic intro followed by absolute pounding bedlam in the guitars and the instrumentation. 827 shreds, from start to finish, it shreds as the world around it burns. The Wicked Are Restless is unique, the piano fills the void of something deferent, as the guitars soar and snarl, the vocals preen.

The 7th Of Never is pounding, galloping and epic, the guitars and the drums pound out a rhythm that takes the listener on an adventure, one that is sure to live on in memory. Take Me Back In Time is moving, shifting and grooving, filled with energy and bite, it is a song that is sure to become a favourite. Feel His Magic is fast, furious and epic, the vocal lines are perfectly fitting for the song. Forevermore is haunting, slow, and taunting, the guitars, the bass, the drums all work together to create a system that bites and snarls, providing the ample backing for the vocals to soar.

The album is out on 31st August via Pure Steel Records.