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A recommendation to all who miss those good old Maiden days of ‘83 to ‘87.

Hailing from Australia, Chaos Theory’s debut has been floating around for a while, but has made its way to us now because it has finally bagged worldwide physical distribution through Aristopunks, and although it would be fair to say people haven’t been breaking our doors down for a review, there’s plenty to like here.

The band biography admits that comparisons with Iron Meiden are inevitable, and they are rather correct. ‘Whispers Of Death’ has a very mid 80s Maiden feel and sound to it, from David Bran’s soaring vocals to the galloping drums and twin guitar melodies of the likes of ‘Horsemen On the Horizon’ just scream Maiden, although they do, of course, sound pretty cool whilst they do it. The main drawback is that whilst Chaos Theory embrace the style of early 80s melodic metal, their songs fall a little short of those they would worship. Not by much, true, and when they get it right there’s a spark that won’t easily be extinguished, and as a result there really is a good album here that’s maybe a couple of tracks too long.

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However, ‘Whispers Of Doom’ is an album that is a bit let down by the cover, which suggests a more heavy, shouty album within. Get past that and you will find a lively, talented bunch who take the Maiden influence as a blueprint and run with it, at their best when they are sticking to what they love.

This is a very hard album to dislike, so I won’t try, and it has to earn a recommendation to all who miss those good old Maiden days of ‘83 to ‘87.

Alan Holloway

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