F U L L . R E V I E W S


Chapter VIII
Your Halo Is My Noose
Type: CD
Company: Independent
Release: 2004
Genre: Heavy/Extreme
Reviewer: Troy Cole
Published: 8/19/2004
Creative, yet bland considering the amount of talent
CHAPTER VIII – Your Halo Is My Noose – Independent 2004 reviewed by: 1evil1

Track Listing

1. In Paralysis
2. Hourglass
3. Heartbreaker
4. Never Catch the Sun
5. Looking Down the Path
6. No End
7. Bury Me in the Shade
8. The Life Inside
9. Skeletons
10. White Wedding
CHAPTER VIII’s 4th independent release is versatile and battering; hardcore vocals fused with well crafted metal riffs.

The riffs and drums were enough to keep my attention but not for more than a couple a spins. Props for the independent releasing but the production needs some help, vocals distort and the drums sound flat at times. Most non-redeeming quality of this album is the rape of “White Wedding” recorded here. The music is creative, yet bland considering the amount of talent that may be here but not shown.

Bottom line: Not my usual cup of tea. Hard-Core fans need only apply.


--1evil1 8.20.04
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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