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""Nefelibata" starts off with some spiny shrilling riffs, climbing and descending, the scales deliver you a technical fast paced, but consistent monologue. Even breaks and reoccurring riffs appear throughout to tie the song together, while lavishing the listener with new ideas at every turn thereafter. "Kappa Effect" continues this method. Technical drumming, and ambient guitar solos guide the listener on an archaeological adventure, where new discoveries have been frozen in time for lengths one can only ponder on. The scales, the strong bass segments, the odd timing of cymbals crashing, revealed a rich discovery to me. The music carried with it strong originality in sound and structure, but with the traditional soul of a well aged document with its priceless text that will forever be cherished. These building blocks are in all of our music today, but with twist of time and creative chaos that is Chronostasis's Cosmagida.

July 5th, 2015, Chronostasis releases their first album Cosmagida. This voiceless experience will challenge the brave listener to venture into the dusty tomb and experience the illusions, the twists and turns, and the map of time that is laid out in this eight track album."

"I’ve been delighted to hear the plethora of instrumental progressive-oriented metal acts who’ve made a name for themselves in the last decade or so. But as the market becomes more crowded, and more and more bands dive into this sonic pool, it becomes harder to find someone taking a step forward. Well, I think Pennsylvania-based instrumental technical thrash/death metal and jazz-fusion-oriented act Chronostasis have proven their worth in today’s crowded scene.

Many people consider Blotted Science to be at the pinnacle of today’s heavy instrumental metal spectrum; their peers are few, and even fewer attempt to take things as far forward as they have. Luckily, Chronostasis exist, and deserve to be as well-known as Blotted Science. A lofty statement and one that will be perceived as hyperbolic to be sure, but just give it a chance and trust me on this one.

In an attempt at summation, Cosmagida comes across like an illogically conjoined merger of Atheist, Behold The Arctopus, and the afore-mentioned Blotted Science. This is high-minded and mind-boggling instrumental music, yet it never devolves into a mindless, noodly show-off mess. Easily my favorite instrumental death metal/prog./fusion record of the year."


released July 5, 2015

Jed Simon, Michael Nuceder



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Chronostasis Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Chronostasis is the illusion in which the first impression following a saccade appears to be extended in time."

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