Evolve (EP)


Evolve is the second EP by American deathcore band, Chelsea Grin, released on June 19, 2012 through Artery Recordings. It is the first release by the band with guitarist Jason Richardson taking up lead guitar since his departure from Born of Osiris and the last release to feature Andrew Carlston on drums. Evolve was mixed by Jason Suecof and was engineered by famed metal producer and Dååth guitarist, Eyal Levi.

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EP by
ReleasedJune 19, 2012 (2012-06-19)
StudioHigh Vibe Recordings, Salt Lake City, Utah
GenreDeathcore,[1] progressive metalcore[2]
ProducerJason Suecof, Eyal Levi
Chelsea Grin chronology
My Damnation
Ashes to Ashes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Absolute Punk54%[3]
Alternative Press[4]


Musically, the album features slight progressive influence along with blending more melody when compared to their previous releases.[1][5]


Chelsea Grin first confirmed work for a new EP at the end of 2011.[6] Soon after this announcement, founding lead guitarist Michael Stafford left the band and was replaced by Jason Richardson of Born of Osiris as a touring member, before Richardson left Born of Osiris while out on tour with the band; which in turn resulted in him joining Chelsea Grin full-time.[7] On May 9, 2012, Artery began streaming the song "Lilith".[8]

Evolve was tracked by Buckett at High Vibe Recordings, mixed by Jason Suecof at Audio Hammer Studios, and engineered by Dååth guitarist Eyal Levi.[9]

Track listingEdit

1."The Second Coming"4:40
5."Don't Ask, Don't Tell"5:21
Total length:20:53
Physical format bonus tracks
6."The Human Condition (Remix)"4:05
Total length:24:58



Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 62
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums 27
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 13
U.S. Billboard Hard Rock Albums 4

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  1. ^ a b c "Chelsea Grin - Evolve Review". About.com. June 19, 2012. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Chelsea Grin - Evolve (Album review ) | Sputnikmusic".
  3. ^ "Absolute Punk Review". AbsolutePunk.net. September 5, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  4. ^ Slessor, Dan (January 11, 2012). "Alternative Press Review". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Chelsea Grin - Evolve EP". Revolver Magazine. June 18, 2012. Archived from the original on June 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "Chelsea Grin announces headline tour, new EP". Lambgoat. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Chelsea Grin Part Ways With Lead Guitarist Michael Stafford, Statement Issued". Metal Underground. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  8. ^ Yancey, Bryne. "Chelsea Grin stream new song "Lilith"". Alternative Press. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Chelsea Grin, 'Evolve' EP: Release Date, 'Lilith' Lyric Video Unveiled". Noisecreep. Retrieved 10 May 2012.