A nice piece of post-rock/noise album from Belgium. Steak Number Eight was formed back in 2007 and won the local rock contest Westtalent. Only a few months later they became the youngest winners ever of the biggest Belgian rock contest, Humoâ€™s Rock Rally (former winners: Deus, Goose, etc). After that they released their first demo album entitled â€œWhen The Candle Dies Outâ€ in self-production. They played at the biggest Belgian festivals, a.o. Graspop Metal Meeting, Dour, Marktrock and also supported bands like Pelican, Torche, Deftones, etc. Planned to be released in the winter of 2010, “All in Chaos” is the new material of the band consist in 10 brand new contorted songs, and the album is produced by Matt Bayles (Isis, Neurosis, etc).
Brent Vanneste – vocals and guitar, Joris Casier – drums, Jesse Surmont – bass, and Cis Deman – guitar claim their roots in the sound of bands such Neurosis, Tool, Deftones, Pelican and Isis, and they managed to blend smoothly the dark and gloomy post-rock/noise elements – mostly very heavy and slow stuffs – with a few nice harmonies and calm moments.The result is a very intense, dark, twisted, sometimes quit schizophrenic music, but still colorful and exciting. Definitively Steak Number Eight made no easy listening stuffs, but they were able to bring life and light into this dark themes and create a special atmosphere. They have style and vision, they looking further and offering a quality material. I love “Dickhead” and “Stargazing” especially, but all the 10 songs are intense, this guys seems to never take a break.