Chelsea Grin – My Damnation (2011)

Album Review

Smashing together the macabre intensity of death metal with the chugging, technical gymnastics of metalcore, Utah’s Chelsea Grin brutalize listeners with their punishing sophomore effort, My Damnation. A whirlwind of searing riffs and anguished vocals punctuated by pummeling breakdowns, the album attacks the listener with a relentless deathcore barrage. And though the separate parts that make up these songs are powerful on their own, the contrast between the suffocating, rapid-fire guitar blasts and the lurching breakdowns creates a kind of cathartic roller coaster, providing visceral release around every… 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 Kilbourn parting ways to start his own label, Matchless Records. Chelsea Grin not only replaced the pair with bassist David Flinn and… Read more on allmusic.com

Tracks

disc 1

Sample                     Title/Composer Time Stream
1
The  Foolish One
Chelsea Grin
                    3:39
2
Everlasting Sleep
Chelsea Grin
                    3:18
3
Behind a Veil of Lies
Chelsea Grin
                    3:23
4
Kharon
Chelsea Grin
                    1:18
5
My Damnation
Chelsea Grin
                    4:35
6
Cursed
Chelsea Grin
                    3:23
7
Calling in Silence
Chelsea Grin
                    5:01
8
Oblivion
Chelsea Grin
                    3:35
9
Last Breath
Chelsea Grin
                    3:56
10
All Hail the Fallen King feat. Phil Bozeman
Chelsea Grin
                    2:52

disc 2

Sample                     Title/Composer Time
1
I, the Remover
                    3:31
2
Scarlet Shroud
                    4:24
3
Rage
                    3:34
4
Lights Out
                    3:12
5
Call to Arms
                    3:25
6
Napalm
                    3:29
7
All We Know
                    3:53
8
Days of Our Lives
                    2:50
9
Putrification of the Population
                    3:31
10
Federal Death Alliance
                    4:29
11
The  Deceiver
                    3:52
12
Revision: Revise
                    3:53