Band: BUILDING CHAOS
Title: Bourbon Times
Style: Blues Stoner Sludge Metal
Hey, this is something different, that's for sure! Building Chaos hail from Greece, but their music is heavily inspired by US Country / Blues even though they are as Metal as it gets. This is their debut full-length album, a 12 tracks effort clocking 50 minutes; just imagine a mix of Blues and Country with Stoner, Sludge, Thrash and Southern Groove Metal and the image on the cover gives you an impression on how it sounds like: dusty, groovy, liquor-based (bourbon better said) and fun. A fun material with plenty to offer, plenty of surprises and cool moments to enjoy during its 50 minutes, but unfortunately with a not so good production from my point of view, or at least the drum programming is close to awful, at times it gets really annoying. With a solid, powerful rhythms section this could have been a blast, but in its current form you can only enjoy the good compositions, clever ideas and tasty combination of such different music styles. Definitely a band to take into consideration and follow, but if I were them I'd try to rerecord at least the drums on this material. As composers and musicians they seem to have good talent and skills, so there's plenty of interesting things to expect from this combo.
Reviewed by Adrian