Spotlight: Chaos Theory, Alternative Metal from Nova Scotia

By on October 5, 2013


Chaos Theory

Alternative Metal/Hard Rock

RIYL: Sevendust, Pantera, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Label Society, Finger Eleven, Rammstein, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Three Days Grace, Kiss

With an in your face approach to modern heavy melodic rock and alternative metal, they have crafted their sound using angst ridden vocals and edgy yet accessible riffs that blur the lines of specific genres. Song writing is the main focus of this band and it is also their biggest strength. Chaos Theory’s music is dominated by emotion, taking the listener on a trip though the mind of both the strong willed and the broken using insightful lyrics and melodies that one can only truly convey with experience.

Their award winning debut album has received a lot of praiseworthy reviews and critical acclaim, and their live show is equally, if not more, captivating. The dynamic vocals and hard-hitting riffs set the stage on fire and keep it ablaze drawing their fans into their world. When you see Chaos Theory live, you not only see the show, but you become part of the energy. As one fan put it, “If you’re looking for a band to see – look no further. This is the band. I can’t wait to see them again.” Fans of heavier melodic hard rock like Sevendust, Godsmack as well as earlier Three Days Grace and Finger Eleven, will definitely want to add Chaos Theory to their collections.

The band is fronted by the multi talented Rock Johnson, and he along with founding member Lex Coulstring (guitar/vocals), join cohorts Scott McKenzie (lead guitar), and Tim Garagan (bass) to make up the band. Since the release of the debut album they have parted ways with drummer Craig Brown (drums) who spent four years with the band. The band, whose greatest asset is their collective work ethic, works very closely with their label, Tenastic Music, being involved in everything from the graphics and artwork, to the marketing, the bookings and most importantly the music.

Chaos Theory have been working hard on their follow up album “We Are Disaster”, cutting eleven new tracks that pick up where the first album left off by retaining their signature sound but pushing themselves a little further as artists, musicians, and songwriters. After a whirlwind two years that has seen the band grow exponentially, “ We Are Disaster” is poised to thrust this band even further and expose new opportunities.

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.