Norwegian blend of aggressive hard rock and power metal
Chontaraz hail from Norway. The band's debut album, 'Rondamauh', is released by Denmark label Mighty Music. The album is a bit of science-fiction noir set in the year 2068. The people are oppressed and suffering from The Great War. A new leader arises and preaches peace. Musically, it sounds Finnish to me with some keyboards, industrial elements and down-tuned strings. Vocals, done by Chontaraz himself, are a mix of raspy 'hard rock' (Jorn?) and some nu-metal tendencies. It's a fairly interesting mix with 'Am I Evil' being the most traditional while 'Rhind Em Naak' is polished power metal. But don't be fooled, it has plenty of aggression.