Chelsea Grin – Desolation of Eden (2010)

Album Review

Whenever a parent — or, for that matter, any type of authority figure over the age of 40 — asks a teenager or very young adult, “How, in God’s name, can you listen to that stuff?,” those words don’t act as a deterrent. In fact, the opposite is true. The minute an 18-year-old hears someone over 40 railing against “that awful music” (whatever “that awful music” might be), he/she is likely to crave it even more. Deathcore — the type of noisy, caustic, abrasive mixture of metalcore and death metal thatChelsea Grin offer on their first full-length album, Desolation of Eden — is bound to annoy a lot of parents, which is exactly the point. If relentlessly ferocious albums like Desolation of Eden had a lot of mainstream appeal, that would be a major turnoff for deathcore’s cult followers. But the chances of this… Read more on allmusic.com

About the Band

Formed in 2007, Chelsea Grin channel the brutality of their namesake into their punishing brand of breakdown-heavy deathcore. Starting as a five-piece, the Salt Lake City, Utah band, consisting of singer Alex Koehler, guitarists Michael Stafford and Chris Kilbourn, bassist Austin Marticorena, and drummer Andrew Carlston, wasted no time getting itself out there, releasing a self-titled EP on Statik Factory in 2008 and hitting the road. The band dealt with some lineup changes the following year, with Marticorena leaving the band for personal reasons and … Read more on allmusic.com

Tracks

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Judgement
Chelsea Grin
1:11
2
Desolation of Eden
Chelsea Grin
3:52
3
False Sense of Sanity
Chelsea Grin
2:45
4
Sonnet of the Wretched
Chelsea Grin
4:15
5
Cheyne Stokes
Chelsea Grin
2:50
6
The Human Condition
Chelsea Grin
4:02
7
Elysium
Chelsea Grin
2:27
8
Recreant
Chelsea Grin
4:26
9
Cast from Perfection
Chelsea Grin
2:43
10
Revenant
Chelsea Grin
4:12
11
Wasteland
Chelsea Grin
2:28