Combining the likes of neck twisting speed metal and blasphemous black metal, Chaoshorde provide you with four darkened and purely skin blistering tracks within their debut EP Hordes Arising. These speed worshiping maniacs play their brand of scalp peeling metal in the collapsed vein of the old, keeping the overall sound bleedingly raw and unkempt. This four track blitzkrieg of terrorizing metal is just that as from beginning to end Chaoshorde provide you with nothing but face melting and spine twisting metal. You don’t get an intro, you don’t get any fluff or filler, what you get is pure, unfiltered blasphemous blackened speed metal to crank to eleven.
From the drop of the first note, Hordes Arising is exactly what is described above. This release is hellish non-stop scorching metal that doesn’t stop the pummeling until your skin has been peeled back from your flesh. Each track is a ripping and damning offering that supplies you with a hellish amount of blasting drumming and scythe like riffs that are only to be coupled with rumbling bass lines all throughout. Hordes Arising induces whiplash nearly immediately as it sets off like a bat straight out of hell never to stop its twisting mayhem until the final bloodied note has rang through.
This is pure intensity captured within only four tracks. Right from the get go you get hit right between the eyes with a ceaseless onslaught pummeling you straight in to the afterlife. You get no time to breathe really as one track rolls almost immediately in to the next creating a damning vortex of shredding metal that just cannot be denied. Hordes Arising is a gritty and intense release, one that terrorizes you from front to back never to release you from its steely clutches.
Hordes Arising is a solid debut outing as it supplies you with four straight excellently crafted tracks that get your brain bashing against your skull in no time. Each track is a face melting ode to the blackened speed metal bands of old and yet Chaoshorde makes it their own. This is a very solid EP, and if you are looking for some new blackened speed metal, look no further.