01. Word of Sin 02. Godstate 03. Death Crowns All 04. Shameful Race 05. The Hidden Law 06. Mortal Cage 07. Christian Meat 08. Angel's Cry 09. The Birth of Babalon
At one time in the not so distant past I could count the number of great Polish Death bands on one hand. Now I need both hands, all ten toes and a few more mutated digits to successfully pull it off. Add Lost Soul to the ever growing list as "Chaostream" easily competes with the best metal that Poland has to offer. The first thing that sticks out about this band is their melodic yet frenzied guitar soloing. While many brutal acts can generate machine-gun riffing, the groups that incorporate mind bending shredding into the mix are much more interesting to my ear. Pulling off this kind of semi-technical extreme metal is no easy task. Lost Soul rise to the occasion on all nine tracks with just the right mix of sonic speed and haunting breaks, backed by a vocal style not overbearing but still demonic enough to get the job done. Indeed, playing this well, Lost Soul will get pegged for sounding similar to the better known acts of the genre but it's the ones who rise above and create a legacy of their own that keeps me listening with an evil grin. Lost Soul has certainly climbed their way to the top of the elite mountain with "Chaostream". While this album will probably get little to no recognition against the bigger name bands out there, I would confidently place it up against the best releases this year will have to offer.
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