With a name like Crimson Chrysalis its hard not to let your imagination run wild. When you hear the music of this band and the voice of their lead singer van den Berg you are instantly transported from whatever space your mind is occupying at the moment. Their powerful and thought provoking symphonic metal has the ability to melt away an inhibitions that you are hanging on to and let you be swept away with the stories and the music that drives it home.
The comparisons to bands like Nightwish are unavoidable however that is not a bad thing, it can be looked upon as a positive step in the right direction. This band will get your attention straight away and hold it until the music is over. That is all any musician wishes to accomplish. South Africa should be proud, they have delivered some real rockers to the universe. Bring on the “Angels and Demons” and whatever else you have in store for us Crimson Chrysalis!
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-Founder MuzikReviews.com
August 3, 2013