Kaoteon is a Lebanese blackened death metal band. Their most recent album ‘Damnation Memoriae’ was bleak, heavy, and fast-paced, with plenty of gutturals. On the 17th January, they’ll release their self titled third album. With the world in chaos, it comes at a perfect time. The album tackles subjects including pushing through physical, political and mental borders. The political climate and the band relocating to the Netherlands inspired the album.
‘Wolves of Chaos’ builds on the band’s sound. It’s an aggressive slice of black metal because it contains gnarly, well-produced riffs.
Anthony Kaoteon took a new approach to writing because each song connects seamlessly. For instance, ‘Gardens of Midas’ and ‘Memento Mori’ stand out because Adrian Erlandsson’s drumming keeps both songs flowing. As a result, this brings out the dark atmosphere and works very well.
Kaoteon’s self-titled album shows that the band are a force to be reckoned with. It’s energy and crushing wall of sound is enthralling, and will appeal to you if you like black or death metal.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos