May 30, 2014

Using evil as a major thematic element and a mix of hardcore and skate punk to deliver the sonic material of the record, Casket Chronicle tread similar musical ground to critical darlings Crusades. The bar set for the evil quotient is set pretty high with the black and red cover art, featuring mystic runes and a crow, but does the music hold up with the image? There are peaks and troughs, but I definitely think the music could be more evil. The record was split between a melodic singer and a harsh, screeching scream. In one of the only times that I’ll give this advice, it could have used more screaming. Grade: B-. 

 –Bryan Static (1332)