When you’re living in an age where every one out of three or four bands choose their genre as mathcore, your band has to live up-to the mark; basically you have to be a promising act. In-fact Metalcore and Mathcore are probably two of the most subjective genres that exist. What happens when you blend the both and thus make something completely new out of it? Enter Cheisrah, a band hailing from the concrete jungles of Bangalore. Formed in 2011, the band’s sound is what that can be described as a unique mix of Metalcore and Djent elements. And surprisingly, that is not as ugly or weird as it sounds. Cheisrah recently came up with their debut record ‘Deafbreed’. Is the record worth a listen? Let’s find out.
Moving on, the third song ‘Juliet Must Die‘, kicks off with a mammoth drum roll followed by blast beats. Nothing new on the table here for the rest of the song. ‘We Hate Metronome‘ is probably the most aptly titled track of the album since the band use a lot of odd time signatures on their tracks. And this song is no exception. It starts with a breakdown which justifies it’s title. The next track ‘Home‘ is a pretty laid back kind of song compared to the other tracks on the album. It has clean vocals towards the beginning which I must admit, I like much better than the harsh ones on this record. The vocalist, Imon has surely got some nice pipes. The vocal range is impressive as well. Another great example of clean vocals here is ‘Ruins Of A Grey Nation‘, which is probably my favorite track from Deafbreed. Also the title track, ‘Deafbreed‘, is kind of a letdown and sadly doesn’t serve anything that isn’t already on the palette.
On the other side ‘Unscarred‘ has a very ‘djenty‘ guitar tone which makes the album stand up on it’s feet again, making way for what comes next. The album ends with ‘No More Tolerance‘ which does not disappoint. The drums on this particular track are insanely good, and there couldn’t have been a better way to end this album. Production takes the band to completely different level. From my first listen I was amazed by the production of this album. With the band having so many layers in their music, a bad production job could have ruined the album.