ARMY RISING seem to get better and better at writing songs. Right from the start “Impending Chaos”, their new album, sounds really promising, which is very much to the benefit of the Irish. Interestingly, “Impending Chaos” isn´t a simple thrash CD but it is a record full of ´bulky´ material that needs several plays to totally get it. Army Rising did a great job mastering the balancing act between bulky, complex and overloaded – the album is comprehensible at any point with lots of playful little details (“Lost Generation”). Progressive influences that are vibrant with energy are forming a foundation and, despite all that progressivity; there are many catchy hooks and riffs. Because of the electronic component, the songs sound very modern and fresh, very nice. Interesting and fascinating is the fact that, after only a few listens, most of the songs on “Impending Chaos” stick to your brain and stay there for a while, plus the songs also have a high recognition value. But, at the same time, they are so complex and playful that they are revealing new details every time you give the record another listen. A band with potential, who will make progressive metal fans as well as open-minded thrash metal fans happy.