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'Losing Light'
From Full Lengths To Individual Songs
Ivan David

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I recently got familiar with Chronographs after getting their latest track on my mailbox a bit ago.

The band are planning on releasing one song each month during 2014. Not a record, but individual tracks, so I had the chance to listen to 'Losing Light', a song that marks the beginning of the band's change not only in sound but also in the way they approach their audience.

Chronographs' latest offering, 'Nausea', injected their Tech Metal foundations with an emotional vibe, raw aggression and memorable vocal melodies. Check it below:

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Their new song displays a truly different sound. Under normal circumstances, it would be difficult to evaluate the band's progression by just listening to one new track instead of a whole record, but their new song 'Losing Light' says a lot.

The band has broken the mathematical basis of their Tech Metal roots and their performances have acquired a new level of versatility and spontaneity. Screamed vocals are non-existent (at least in this song) and clean singing is dominating the soundscapes.

However, Chronographs have managed to maintain their interesting technical foundation while breaking free from its rigors. Listen by yourself...

It would be interesting to see the reaction of their audience to these huge changes, especially since their guitar tones and heavy elements seem to be completely absent from their new sound. I personally think that heavier guitars would really add to the excitement, especially with the kind of chords and riffs that the band uses, but that could be just my radical Metal-head persona talking.

Anyway, I am up for looking at the results of individual songs released monthly and how that strategy would work with the current situation of fans' 'attention deficit disorder'. I think it's a universal thing though.

I've noticed film makers branching out to do TV series and add a more cinematic touch, embracing a more digestible format and adding the artistry of film to the media. I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happens to music in the near future.

Bands like Down have switched to releasing EPs instead of full length records and maybe individual tracks could become the standard soon.

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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