In the sunken place of overcoming dread, Transient is a substantial release coming from French brutality Chaos Echœs. Rather than attacking in a thrash metal headstrong attack however, Chaos Echœs deliberately decides to take a hammer and anvil approach to the battlefield. As the hammer of the incredibly long, escalating pieces start to push the listener and crush them into submission. The anvil of ambiance and intrigue takes the listener into this almost misunderstood stance. At certain points, Chaos Echœs is entirely just blank noise that floods the frame and molds upon the real bitterness of imagination. As the horrid sounds on “Interzone Iv: Intoxicating Beauty” begin to form and take a shape, Chaos Echœs provide as relying the monster in the dark format to deceive and manipulate the sound.
With “Advent of My Genesis”, the first track that features any sort of vocalization from Kalevi Uibo, Ilmar Uibo, Etienne Testart, and Stefan Thanneur who all provide a display of vocal performance. Both Kalevi and Ilmar handle a large range of instrumental aspects of the record with the guitars, Hammond organ, fiddle, Korg MS420, and the ebow are all delivered by Kalevi. Ilmar who takes the stand on the percussion, including bells, triangle, and the drums. As Testart handles the guitar, ebow, and the Roland RE-201, better known as the space echo which is a reverberation machine reliant on audio analog delay effects. Finally, as Tanneur handles the bass, bow, effects, and vocals; Chaos Echœs is a well balanced machine of terror that strikes efficiently throughout Transient.
When there is some sense of metal or punishment, it comes in the form of “Kyorakushugi”, a near 7-minute track that takes every second to be filled with overpowering sound. With the crushing percussion that pounds along to the waves of incoming guitar and vocalization that is on constant attack. With the reprieve coming in the form of “Interzone Vi: Realization”, “Kyorakushugi” demands an audience and is capturing in the most primal sense.
Then finally, Chaos Echœs has the coffin close in the last silence that comes in the form of darkness. Through the deathly display, Transient is one of the strongest attacks, but also movements of the French dark friars.