Southern California’s Chrysalis has released multiple successful recordings, toured the Western United States, been featured in numerous media outlets (ESPN X-Games, Metal Edge Magazine, Wii video game, among others), and shared the stage with the likes of Agent Orange, TSOL, A Day to Remember, Powerman 5000, Fear Before, Heavy Heavy Low Low, and The Apex Theory.
Their first full length self-titled album, which recently became one of CDbaby.com’s all-time best selling in the genre, landed the band an endorsement deal with Ed Stone rock wear (Trivium, Lamb of God, ect.), and a non exclusive licensing deal with Audiosocket Music.
Chrysalis has crafted a diverse, interesting, and surprisingly thoughtful sound that sets them apart from their contemporaries. Fans of various rock and metal sub-genres should all find something of liking in the band’s difficult to categorize sonic offering.
New album to be released in late 2011 / early 2012.
Jesse Elledge - Vocals / Guitar
Chris Norris - Guitar / Backing Vocals
Noel Castillo - Keyboards / Synth
Jared Sturgis - Bass
Billy Norris - Drums
TBA - Album (2012)
Ms. Me - Single (2011)
Chrysalis - Self Titled Debut Album (2006)
Demo - (2003)
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Orchestrated metal madness that rules your soul....Great recording, nice harmonic vocals stylings, a...Orchestrated metal madness that rules your soul....Great recording, nice harmonic vocals stylings, and heavy guitars that are counter balanced nicely by smooth keys.
Overall well put together music. Definately a band to keep you eye on.
Album Review 2
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There's a pretty even amount of metalcore, gothic metal and progressive metal at work here, and for ...There's a pretty even amount of metalcore, gothic metal and progressive metal at work here, and for the most part all these elements are tied together effectively, with complex song structure and instrumentation weaving gothic melodies over the highly rhythmic metalcore base. This creates music that is both simply propulsive and complexly structured, with numerous slayers sliding across each other and helping manufacture deeply multifaceted pieces. However, the music can actually stick together, and songs such as 'Outspoken' and 'The Daylight Falls' are both striking and effective in their delivery.
Album Review 3
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"For a young band they are, I was surprised a bit from their abilities to make music like this, sinc..."For a young band they are, I was surprised a bit from their abilities to make music like this, since it's not that easy to combine two genres and still create a catchy sound that would be appealing to fans of both genres. There are some nice riffs both on the guitar and the bass all across the album, nicely accompanied by the keyboards which enhance a great atmosphere....So what we have here is great debut album with wonderful melodies and easy going music... These guys can go far, since they don't lack either in songwriting or performance. They all sound strong together and hopefully their next album can be something really amazing. Their future is literally in their hands."
Over an hour of original music.
Original Song Titles:
The Daylight Falls
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