Chaosbay

Biography

Prog, Djent, Metal, Pop… The four guys from CHAOSBAY have kept the metal world in suspense since their second album ASYLUM 2020. The newcomers from Berlin/Germany shine with their razor-sharp riffing, exuberant virtuosity, and the gift of turning every song into an accessible emotional experience with their epic melodies despite all the complexity. ASYLUM received consistently positive reviews from the trade press (Rock Hard, Metal Hammer, Eclipsed, Visions…). The concept album was both, a great musical journey and in terms of content, a total work of art as unlike many other genre colleagues it dealt with an almost political topic which was the refugee crisis in Europe since 2015.

Chaosbay manage to combine a political stance with the power of ProgMetal and at the same time create timeless catchy tunes that are second to none. Their music invites the audience to instantly create pictures in their heads and therefore to become artists themselves.

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Reviews

Wall Of Sound AU
(on "All This Beauty Can´t Be Real")
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Easily one of my favourite new metal discoveries right now is Chaosbay. Last month, I came across their incredible track ‘Eternal Eyes’ and honestly, I simply cannot get enough of these boys. It’s undeniable that this German alternative metal outfit are closely following the heels of Electric Callboy whilst looking to make a name for themselves in their own right. They’ve just dropped a new track, ‘All This Beauty Can’t Be Real‘ and I’m here for it. It’s a song about building inner strength and appreciating the beauty of the world around you. The energised new track manages to blend the band’s melodic curves around sharp, edgy DJent riffs before taking us over the edge right at that climactic bridge. After listening to this, it is adamant that Chaosbay is a name you need on your radar this year.
MoreCore
(on "Y" / translated from German)
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Brutal and emotional. (...) With "Lonely People" Chaosbay have already presented themselves on a high musical level, now the band continues their journey with a new single. (...) Sonically and playfully, the four exceptional musicians take it up a notch.
Sonic Perspectives
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“Boxes” is a sonorous canvas painted with various colors in a unique palette representing the musical spectrum. Each color has been carefully curated, bravely selected, and brilliantly mixed, which allows the creation of an outstanding EP that sees Chaosbay continue their way as future legends of progressive metal. (9.3 out of 10 points)
www.powermetal.de
on "Boxes", translated from German
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I really enjoy these 20 minutes again. Whether it's the opening 'The Prophet', the dreamy 'Ivory Tower' or the bouncer 'Willows By The Lake', it all catches the ear wonderfully and ensures that the EP runs at least twice in a row. (8.5 out of 10 points)
Metal Hammer
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...this troupe seems to be maturing into a serious prog gem worth watching.
Fuze
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...that Chaosbay can write damn good songs... finest prog metal presented in an incredibly modern and mature way...
Legacy
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...tricky staccato rhythms that seem groovy light, wistful melodic vocals and in return brutal growls with a bone-dry, rich guitar sound. ... Frontman Jan Listing is nevertheless one of the most impressive of his guild and masters every musical situation with a distinctly characteristic timbre... The fact that CHAOSBAY also live up to their claim to their own work lyrically makes them all the more likeable.
Rock Hard
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You want modern-cool and at the same time internationally competitive progmetal bands from Germany? Here's one...
www.metal-temple.com
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These guys have indeed figured out how to seamlessly combine heavy and aggressive music with sophisticated melodies and hooks that are as good as anything out there currently. Though they flirt with Alternative tones, particularly in the vocals and rhythms, this slab of Progressive Metalcore hints at what the future of Metal can become. (9 out 0f 10 points)
Shieldmaiden's Voice
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Already at this point, you’ll realize that the four guys from Berlin and Kaiserslautern are not only striving for fulfilling the expectations set for them, but rather to surpass them. (...) CHAOSBAY are following the path they set for themselves when they released Lonely People. It is still the CHAOSBAY we know and love, but one that has evolved and that is exactly why I’m so looking forward to the next album!
www.dark-art.de
(on the EP "Boxes" / translated from German)
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This band is hot. Red hot.(...) The sound s second to none, every song is nothing but fun to listen to, after the 20th time as much as after the first listen. I'm 100% sure that Chaosbay have a great future ahead of them. Their music truly is in a class of its own. (...) If I had to give points, "Boxes" would get 12 out of 10.
www.soundmagnet.eu
(on the EP "Boxes" / translated from German)
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Wow! Just when I thought Chaosbay had set hardly achievable standards with Asylum, they come around the corner with Boxes and raise the bar. Virtuosic, ambivalent, on the pulse of time. The band has the perfect feeling for beat, lyricism and realisation. Bravo! A full 9/10 from me in this still young year.
Visions
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Chaosbay demonstrate brilliant language skills in djent, prog and jazz. Like a tougher jailbird of The Intersphere and Biffy Clyro, the Berlin-Mannheimers run away from boredom with exciting songs.
Sonic Seducer
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This band combines a clear attitude with a great sound. You truly can't ask for more than that.
Eclipsed
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With this album Chaosbay recommend themselves for the progmetal top league.
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