This is probably going to be one of the best newcomer releases of the year! Paris based Atlantis Chronicles recently dropped their highly anticipated, debut full-length album, “Ten Miles Underwater”.
As we told you in the album preview, this is a concept album about the story of William Beebe, the first major undersea explorer of history. In 1934 he went down to a depth of 923 meters near the Nonsuch Island, inside a single-seater bathysphere mostly designed on his own. He explored the frightening and nevertheless fascinating flora and fauna of the oceans depths, immersed into a complete darkness. Because of the high pressure and claustrophobia William will start to lose his mental balance and to confuse reality and hallucinations.
The album starts off with the creepy intro “Enter The Bathysphere…” wich will immediatly drag you down into the deep insanity caused by the darkness of the oceanic abyss that will surround you for the entirety of the album. In fact, the following track “…And Embrace The Abyss” is a wild, furious song which will immediatly give you an idea of the band’s technical and creative capabilities. It serves as one of the fastest and most powerful songs of the album. After that we can enjoy the two singles already released by the band, “Echoes Of Silence” and “Thousand Carybdea”, both of which are amazingly perfect!
We can completely approve of this huge release from Coroner Records. It manages to avoid being repetitive and maintains a high level of quality from the beginning til the end. “Ten Miles Underwater” is a beautiful musical trip that will submerge your ears and mind. You just can’t miss it.