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Chaingunn - Chaingunn - reviewed by: Agent of Steel

Track Listing1. Bloodstained Ground
2. Off With Your Head
3. Chaingunn
4. The Final Arch Angel
5. Sleeping in the Fire
6. Voodoo
Pussies beware, Chaingunn is here! Yes, this is a new release from a new band, but don’t expect to hear Hammerfall, Arch Enemy, or Cradle of Filth worship. This is take-no-prisoners ass-kicking Heavy Metal!

Fans of Metal Church, Accept, and early Overkill rejoice! You should find many things to like about the Chaingunn debut. Coming in at just a little over 25 minutes, this EP smokes from start to finish. All 5 songs are catchy as hell, with great guitar work (from none other than Jason Tedder and Brian "Hellstorm" Williams of K-Octave/October 31), smooth bass lines, INSANE drum work, and vocals that are a perfect blend of Bon Scott/early Bobby "Blitz" Ellesworth, and Udo Dirkschnider. If I had to complain about anything it would be the production. While it’s far from shithouse sounding, the drums could be a bit lower in the mix and the vocals a bit higher. But who’s to complain? Great new Metal releases are hard to come by nowadays! Oh yeah, did I forget to mention there is an insanely good Black Sabbath cover of "Voodoo" for the EP closer? Get the Chaingunn EP before it gets you!
--Agent of Steel 2.20.03
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ChaingunnChaingunn
2003
Josh Greer2/20/2003


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