Origin: Cleveland, OH, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Chimaira  


Self-proclaimed leaders of the "new wave of American heavy metal", Chimaira was formed in Cleveland in 1998, recording the indie This Present Darkness album in 2000 before earning a contract with Roadrunner Records for their next two releases. The band's style might be described as aggro, post-thrash metalcore, with one somewhat similar band (not a direct soundalike, but a comparable band) being Lamb Of God. Their latest, The Impossibility Of Reason isn't a particularly unique record, but it's very heavy and it's done right, with thick, crunchy guitars, excellent double-bass drumming, a stellar production, and vocals, though a tad one-dimensional, that are venomous and up to the task. A solid metalcore/thrash band that should continue to gain popularity in the coming years.

Current Members

Mark Hunter

vocals

Matt Szlachta

guitars

Emil Werstler

guitars (Daath)

Jeremy Creamer

bass (Daath)

Sean Zatorsky

keyboards/samples (Daath)

Austin D'Amond

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jason Hager

guitars

Matt DeVries

guitars (Fear Factory)

Rob Arnold

guitars (Six Feet Under)

Jim LaMarca

bass

Chris Spicuzza

electronics

Andols Herrick

drums

Kevin Talley

drums (Absence Of The Sacred, Daath, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Six Feet Under)


Discography



(EP) This Present Darkness 
1999 East Coast
  1. This Present Darkness
  2. Painting The White To Grey
  3. Divination
  4. Sphere
  5. Lend A Hand
  6. Empty
  7. Silence
  8. Satan's Wizard
  • Mark Hunter
  • Jason Hager
  • Rob Arnold
  • Jim LaMarca
  • Chris Spicuzza
  • Andols Herrick




Pass Out Of Existence 
2001 Roadrunner
  1. Let Go
  2. Dead Inside
  3. Severed
  4. Lumps
  5. Pass Out Of Existence
  6. Abeo
  7. Split
  8. Painting The White To Grey
  9. Taste My...
  10. Rizzo
  11. Sphere
  12. Forced Life
  13. Options
  14. Jade
  • Mark Hunter
  • Matt DeVries
  • Rob Arnold
  • Jim LaMarca
  • Chris Spicuzza
  • Andols Herrick

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Impossibility Of Reason 
2003 Roadrunner
  1. Cleansation
  2. The Impossibility Of Reason
  3. Pictures In The Gold Room
  4. Power Trip
  5. Down Again
  6. Pure Hatred
  7. The Dehumanizing Process
  8. Crawl
  9. Stigmurder
  10. Eyes Of A Criminal
  11. Overlooked
  12. Implements Of Destruction
  • Mark Hunter
  • Matt DeVries
  • Rob Arnold
  • Jim LaMarca
  • Chris Spicuzza
  • Andols Herrick

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Dehumanizing Process 
2004 Roadrunner




Chimaira 
2005 Roadrunner
  1. Nothing Remains
  2. Save Ourselves
  3. Inside The Horror
  4. Salvation
  5. Comatose
  6. Left For Dead
  7. Everything
  8. Bloodlust
  9. Pray For All
  10. Lazarus
  11. Clayden
  12. Malignant
  13. Power Trip (Live)
  14. Cleansation (Live)
  15. Severed (Live)
  16. Eyes Of A Criminal (Live)
  17. Down Again (Live)
  18. The Dehumanizing Process (Live)
  19. Pure Hatred (Live)
  • Mark Hunter
  • Matt DeVries
  • Rob Arnold
  • Jim LaMarca
  • Chris Spicuzza
  • Kevin Talley

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Resurrection 
2007 Ferret
  1. Resurrection
  2. Pleasure In Pain
  3. Worthless
  4. Six
  5. No Reason to Live
  6. Killing the Beast
  7. The Flame
  8. End it All
  9. Black Heart
  10. Needle
  11. Empire
  • Mark Hunter
  • Matt DeVries
  • Rob Arnold
  • Jim LaMarca
  • Chris Spicuzza
  • Andols Herrick

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Infection 
2009 Ferret
  1. The Venom Inside
  2. Frozen In Time
  3. Coming Alive
  4. Secrets Of The Dead
  5. The Disappearing Sun
  6. Impending Doom
  7. On Broken Glass
  8. Destroy And Dominate
  9. Try To Survive
  10. The Heart Of It All
  • Mark Hunter
  • Matt DeVries
  • Rob Arnold
  • Jim LaMarca
  • Chris Spicuzza
  • Andols Herrick

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Coming Alive 
2010




The Age Of Hell 
2011 eOne Music
  1. The Age of Hell
  2. Clockwork
  3. Losing My Mind
  4. Time Is Running Out
  5. Year of the Snake
  6. Beyond the Grave
  7. Born In Blood
  8. Stoma
  9. Powerless
  10. Trigger Finger
  11. Scapegoat
  12. Samsara
  • Mark Hunter
  • Matt DeVries
  • Rob Arnold
  • Emil Werstler
  • Sean Zatorsky
  • Austin D'Amond

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Metal Critic 



(EP) The Age Of Remix Hell 
2011 self-released
  1. Year Of The Snake (Dubba Jonny Mix)
  2. Clockwork (Hunter Mix)
  3. Year Of The Snake (Allinaline Mix)
  4. Losing My Mind (Allinaline Mix)




Crown Of Phantoms 
2013 eOne Music
  • Mark Hunter
  • Matt Szlachta
  • Emil Werstler
  • Jeremy Creamer
  • Sean Zatorsky
  • Austin D'Amond


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