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Paul Chain : Unreleased Vol. 2

This is the final musical breath from the legendary sabbathic doomster and guitar virtuoso Paulo Cateno, also known as Paul Chain. Twenty years have passed since he released the album 'Detaching From Satan', and during this time he has made over 35 releases - all of high artistic value.

The two compilations that make up the Unreleased-series are meant to sum up and provide a decent closure to Paul Chain. The tracks found on here are highly representative of the man's genius and are mostly rarieties or scraps that never made it onto any other record. Among the tracks you'll find many gems that, thanks to the two compilations, will not be lost. This includes the nearly 5 minute guitar solo called 'Guitar Voices'. It is perhaps his most impressive guitar work thus far.

Also amongst these gems are two amazing tracks called 'Bloodwing' and 'Nibiru Dawn'. These two tracks feature not only the genius of Paul Chain but also that of none other than Scott 'Wino' Weinrich of The Obsessed fame. Both of them are classic tracks which no traditional doom fan should miss. The track 'Full Moon Improvisation', which was originally released on the 'Paul Chain - The Improvisor/Internal Void Split', also needs to be mentioned because it has high-quality musicianship and would have been really hard to get hold had the track not been re-released here.

So this is farewell then. And that is what gives this CD such a bittersweet taste. It's hard to do justice to so many years of excellence. However I do feel that both compilations manage to do so. Additionally I'd also go as far as to say that they are two of the most recommended releases that he's made. Two decades have been summed and brought to a fitting end.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Traffic Lights
2. Wrong Woman
3. So Low Far Again
4. Guitar Voices
5. Bloodwing
6. Nibiru Dawn
7. Full Moon Improvisation

Duration : Approx. 53 minutes

Visit the Paul Chain bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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