For fans of; Trivium, In Flames, Children Of Bodom and Kalmah Melodic Death Metal band Chariots Of The Gods have unleashed their new video for Resurrection, in support of their new album Ages Unsung released this past September (as reviewed by Kris Pugh on Musicology).
Resurrection is just one of 10 tracks taken from this impressive album recorded at The Grid with legendary producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation, Neuraxis). The album also features a guest solo from Pascal Jobin (The Agonist) on the track Into The Oblivion. Chariots Of The God’s raised the money to create the album from a kickstarter campaign where the group surpassed their goal of $3,000. The album marks the return of the band following a small hiatus and lineup change following their 2013 debut Tides Of War produced by Glen Robinson (Queensrhyce, GWAR, Annihilator).
The band commented on the track Resolution as part of the press release:
“For the third lyric video, we thought “Resurrection” could be a great addition to our series of singles. The song talks about the rising of beasts ready to set the world ablaze. With the US elections having passed, we felt the themes can somewhat be connected. We went into new territories with this one, but we’re really proud of the turnout. We hope you will enjoy it!”
The video can be watched below:
The album is also available to be listened to in full from the band’s YouTube channel available now
Chariots Of Fire will be on tour in Canada including supporting Sonata Arctica in their hometown of Ottawa. The group will be taking Pronostic as their support band on this tour. No UK dates have so far been confirmed.
Almost a decade old, Canada’s Chariots Of The Gods have spent the best part of the last ten years shredding their way through the scenes of metal. Through line-up changes and a recent hiatus; the five piece have maintained a healthy following due to their ability to create material that can never be in doubt in terms of quality. New album ‘Ages Unsung’ is the first with the bands’ current list of members, and the musicianship is as phenomenal as ever.
Most compelling of all about this new record is how Chariots Of The Gods manage to flit in and out of musical styles so expertly, and with such timing that it’s pretty difficult to point a finger at what genre suits them best. ‘As The Sky Falls’ is an all-out metal banger with pacey, slithering riffs throughout while ‘Prometheus And The Sacred Flame’ takes its time to start with heartfelt tones before vocalist Christian Therien burns through the track delivering coarse and ruthless vocal lines.
‘Through Darkness And Decay’ offers something completely different, but no less encapsulating. With its gentle, sombre hooks the track gives backing vocals and lead guitarist Mathieu St-Amour the opportunity to spend the better half of 5 minutes laying his vocal personality on the record. Most similar to the heartfelt tones of Creed/Staind, it’s just yet more proof that Chariots Of The Gods can be at home with any genre.
As expected; ‘Ages Unsung’ stands tallest when the musicianship is at its most prominent. The shreds, riffs, and pounding drum fills on powerhouses ‘Resurrection’ and ‘New World’ are nothing short of blood twistingly awe inspiring and delivered with true excellence. Chariots Of The Gods have a blatantly obvious knack of sensing when to let a track breathe, and let the instrumentation speak for itself, which it does on several occasions throughout ‘Ages Unsung’.
There’s so much about ‘Ages Unsung’ that oozes of Chariots Of The Gods’ personality, but what’s most obvious is that here, we have a quintet which are masters of their craft, and with this record have allowed fans from a multitude of genres in for what should be a phenomenal ride for the band from here on out.