Ashes to Ashes (Chelsea Grin album)

Summary

Ashes to Ashes is the third studio album by American deathcore band Chelsea Grin released on July 8, 2014 via Artery and Razor & Tie.[5] It is also the debut of drummer Pablo Viveros. The album also saw the debut of Viveros' co-vocals, allowing lead vocalist Alex Koehler to focus solely on high ranged screams while Viveros took on the mid to low ranged vocals.

Ashes to Ashes
Chelsea Grin Ashes to Ashes.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 8, 2014
RecordedNovember 1, 2013 – March 4, 2014
Genre
Length59:32
LabelArtery, Razor & Tie
ProducerChelsea Grin, Diego Farias, Stetson Whitworth
Chelsea Grin chronology
Evolve
(2012)
Ashes to Ashes
(2014)
Self Inflicted
(2016)
Singles from Ashes to Ashes
  1. "Letters"
    Released: December 16, 2013[1]
  2. "Angels Shall Sin, Demons Shall Pray"
    Released: May 6, 2014[2]
  3. "Playing with Fire"
    Released: June 4, 2014[3]
  4. "Clockwork"
    Released: June 17, 2014[4]

StyleEdit

AllMusic described the sound of the album as deathcore and on some songs metalcore relating it to that of their previous two studio albums.[6]

ReleaseEdit

Ashes to Ashes was released on July 8, 2014 by Artery Recordings.[6]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [6]
Ultimate Guitar Archive7/10[7]

AllMusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five, noting that "Chelsea Grin marry their punishing breakdowns with some pretty dazzling guitar work, showing that there's more to their sound than just smashing the listener into oblivion."[6]

Track listingEdit

Tracks
No.TitleLength
1."Playing with Fire"3:56
2."Pledge Allegiance"4:02
3."Morte Ætérna"3:33
4."Nightmares"5:11
5."Illuminate"5:55
6."Sellout"3:36
7."Waste Away"4:29
8."Ashes..." (instrumental)1:17
9."...To Ashes" (instrumental)2:16
10."Angels Shall Sin, Demons Shall Pray"3:09
11."Letters"4:15
12."Cheers to Us"3:09
13."Clockwork"4:28
14."Undying"5:04
15."Dust to Dust..."5:12
Total length:59:32

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 27
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums 8
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 3
U.S. Billboard Hard Rock Albums 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chelsea Grin Letters (Single)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Chelsea Grin Premiere New Song, "Angels Shall Sin, Demons Shall Pray"". May 12, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Chelsea Grin premiere new song, "Playing With Fire"". June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Chelsea Grin premiere new song, "Clockwork"". June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "CHELSEA GRIN NEW ALBUM ASHES TO ASHES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON iTUNES". June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d Heaney, Gregory. "Ashes to Ashes". AllMusic. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "Ultimate Guitar Archive staff review".