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Chaka CD — Neanderthal Tales EP

$8.00 — Sold out

Chaka CD — Neanderthal Tales
Released on 12/07/19
Currently out of stock but will be available in this shop by mid-April.

Here’s what METAL NOISE had to say about it:

“...Some people sip a whiskey for the flavour while others do a shot and then follow it up with a beer. When it comes to CHAKA, a solo side project of Mark Sokoll, bassist of Darkside NYC and Terminal Confusion, the back of their beer bottle would describe theirs as “Cro-Magnon Cave Metal mixed with hardcore Punk Rock elements, in the vein of old Celtic Frost, Venom, Cro-Mags and Black Sabbath...”

“... Tales of Kamikaze pilot attacks; a history of weapons from the Dawn of Man until modernity; embracing evolution and hemispheres in conflict all appear as themes during the affair. The sludgy bass sounds of “Flak” give it a dirty raw sound that combines the sounds of Motörhead with Crowbar and Cro-Mags to create a blood and thunder affair, with Sokoll playing the Cave Man throughout, and is beer drinking good fun. The uptemo drive of the the track keeps the fires burning and the sonics are less primative than meets the eye (ear). Some funky guitar parts add a lighter note and that is kept in place during “The Battle Hath Begun” with Sokoll barking his vocals *ahem* straight from the Cave. A couple of neat tempo shifts move from a slower Doom laden sound to a Raw Hardcore Punk one with a fuzzy bass sound that is abrasive enough to be on a Black Metal album. “Anthroapology” is more of a dirge like rant that cuts a path through thick vegetation before “Defekt” offers an eerie whisper against the usual bark that gives a Jekyll and Hyde with some frantic sounds before cutting dead [7/10]”

^^^ All that and not even an 8? This is at least a 9 — NEIN!!!!

Tracklist
1 Flak
2 The Battle Hath Begun
3 Anthroapology
4 Defekt

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USPS prices as of 2021:
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You’ll kindly note we take a little haircut on the shipping... (and it’s still more than I’d ever wanna pay!)

We therefore encourage *bundling orders* to avoid overpaying shipping on a single item. (Paying $26 shipping for 3 shirts is only $9 each—way better than paying $26 for just one!). While we’ve enabled the shop to accept international orders, please refer to the guide above. We reserve the right to cancel any order that exceeds our ability to reasonably fulfill it. (For instance, ordering 10-20-30 shirts for the base shipping price only.)

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