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Paul Chain - Alkahest mp3 album

  • Performer: Paul Chain
  • Title: Alkahest
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: Italy
  • Formats: VOC DTS AC3 DXD XM MP4 MP1
  • Style: Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
  • MP3 album: 1494 mb
  • FLAC album: 1415 mb
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 355
Paul Chain - Alkahest mp3 album

While Paul Chain’s work made a name for itself in underground doom circuits, it remained shrouded in complete obscurity. His relatively best known work came to light in 1995. But otherwise, Alkahest is a solidly enjoyable album; I think my personal favourite might actually be the ballad, ‘Lake Without Water’ - it’s very cool to hear Lee sing like this, as his voice actually has a very beautiful quality to it when he’s not indulging in some of his more maniacal, stoned warbling. So, Alkahest has certainly piqued my interest further in Paul Chain’s work.

Alkahest by Paul Chain, released 24 April 1995 1. Roses of Winter 2. Living Today 3. Sand Glass 4. Three Water 5. Reality 6. Voyage to Hell 7. Static End 8. Lake without Water 9. Sepulchral Life. Dark Doom project founded by Paul Chain in 1984, after the split of Death SS. During this project's activity, over 50 different musicians cooperated under direction of the founder and bandleader. In 1987 the name was shortened to Paul Chain, and Chain started experimenting with other forms of music.

Alkahest (1995) by Paul Chain. Genres: Doom Metal, Heavy Metal Members: Paul Chain, Sandra Silver, Lu Spitfire, Fabrice Francese, Andrea Seki, Nembo.

Composed By – Paul Chain, Paul Dark (tracks: C3). Engineer, Mixed By, Executive-Producer – Paul Chain. Lacquer Cut By – Gengy. Mastered By – Neal Summerville. Double LP gatefold reissue. Alkahest ‎(LP, Album, Ltd). Alkahest ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial).

Alkahest is the result of a collaboration with Lee Dorrian, the then lead vocalist of doom legends Cathedral. The story goes that Dorrian stayed at Paul’s house in Italy for a certain amount of time where the two would take up visits to local graveyards, ruins and undiscovered swaths of land. Being a collaborative work, the album itself can roughly divided into two parts. The first five songs are pretty much quintessential Paul Chain: droning Sabbathian doom riffs repeated to hypnotizing effect, solos based on blues schemes that are suddenly stretched into almost Hawkwind-esque space rock territory, ominous keyboard soundscapes and wordless but introspective vocal work which all come together in a mystical yet unsettling fog that envelops the space you find yourself in.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Roses Of Winter
Bass – Fabrice FranceseDrums – Lux Spitfire*Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar – Paul ChainMusic By – Paul Chain
4:56
2 Living Today
Bass – Fabrice FranceseDrums – Lux Spitfire*Harpsichord – NemboLead Vocals, Electric Guitar – Paul ChainMusic By – Paul Chain
4:48
3 Sand Glass
Backing Vocals – Lee Dorian*Bass – Fabrice FranceseDrums – Lux Spitfire*Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Organ – Paul ChainMusic By – Paul ChainSynth [Synth Effect] – Sandra Silver
5:45
4 Three Water
Bass – Fabrice FranceseDrums – Lux Spitfire*Keyboards – Andy RosatiLead Vocals, Electric Guitar – Paul ChainMusic By – Paul Chain
7:27
5 Reality
Bass – Fabrice FranceseDrums – Lux Spitfire*Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar – Paul ChainMusic By – Paul Chain
8:20
6 Voyage To Hell
Bass – Fabrice FranceseDrums – Erik Lumen*Electric Guitar – Paul ChainKeyboards – Mario “Broz” Mariani*Lead Vocals – Lee DorrianLyrics By – Lee DorrianMusic By – Paul Chain
4:32
7 Static End
Bass – Fabrice FranceseDrums – Erik Lumen*Electric Guitar – Paul ChainLead Vocals – Lee DorrianLyrics By – Lee DorrianMusic By – Paul Chain
6:07
8 Lake Without Water
Acoustic Guitar – Paul DarkBass – Robert Jacomucci*Drums – Lux Spitfire*Electric Guitar – Paul ChainLead Vocals – Lee DorrianLute – Andrea SekiLyrics By – Lee DorrianMusic By – Paul Chain, Paul Dark
4:50
9 Sepulchral Life
Bass – Fabrice FranceseDrums – Lux Spitfire*Electric Guitar – Paul ChainLead Vocals – Lee DorrianLyrics By – Lee DorrianMusic By – Paul Chain
20:39

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Day Records Studio
  • Mastered At – Transfermation

Credits

  • Engineer, Mixed By, Executive-Producer – Paul Chain
  • Mastered By – Neal Summerville

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode ((printed)): Defiled Crypt 004

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GOD 013 CD Paul Chain Alkahest ‎(CD, Album) Godhead GOD 013 CD Italy 1995
M2013-1D Paul Chain Alkahest ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Dig) Minotauro M2013-1D Italy 2016
GOD 013 LP Paul Chain Alkahest ‎(LP, Album, Ltd) Godhead GOD 013 LP Italy 1995
none Paul Chain Alkahest ‎(Cass, Ltd, RE) Minotauro none Italy 2015
M 2013-1 Paul Chain Alkahest ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Minotauro M 2013-1 Italy 2013




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