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CHRYSALIS FOCUS ON CENTER ALBUM RECIEW 2014

 

CHRYSALIS- FOCUS ON CENTER

INDEPENDENT

FEBRUARY 11 2014

 

 

Experimental Hard Rockers Chrysalis may well have been out of the loop for a while now but the hiatus seems to have done them good with new long-player ‘Focus on the Center’ sounding as good as anything they’ve done. It might come as a surprise that this is their first outing in seven years as ‘Sounds of Playground’ that opens has all of their trademark quirkiness, subtlety, power and intrigue. Chrysalis has the sort of sound that almost anyone could be forgiven for simply labelling ‘Alternative’ rock but there’s so much depth here that such a description seems so inadequate.

 

Boasting an inspiring and eclectic sound that sets them aside from most other bands Chrysalis should appeal to any heavy music lover that has an open mind. A certain amount of genre blindness will help too as these guys don’t do that stuff! Prior to this release the band released the song ‘Instant Silence’ a rather pop-infused rocker and rather a departure from their traditional sound to commemorate the one year anniversary of Jeff Davis’s (a good friend of the band) passing. The song is dedicated to him and it’s a powerful tribute and a great song.

 

At seven songs ‘Focus on Center’ is rather short but it’s all bound to keep you interested from the Metal of ‘Thoughts Behind’ and the even heavier ‘My Forsaken’ with its compelling dirty vocal to the gentler opening tracks. Chrysalis is certainly diverse to say the least but incredibly listenable.  Recommended!
 

 

CHRYSALIS is:

Jesse "Yessi Burton" Elledge - Vocals, Guitars, Keys
Chris Norris - Guitars, Vocals
Noel Castillo - Keys/Synth
Jared Sturgis - Bass
Billy Norris – Drums

For more information on CHRYSALIS, please visit these websites:

www.ChrysalisBand.com
www.Facebook.com/ChrysalisBand
www.Twitter.com/ChrysalisBand
www.Youtube.com/ChrysalisMusic

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

CHRYSALIS FOCUS ON CENTER ALBUM RECIEW 2014