AUDIO: Chief – “The Galleon”

In the world of streaming and shorter attention spans, the concept album feels like a dying breed, appearing few and far between in this era. However, “The Galleon” by local metal band Chief is a rare sighting of this endangered species, with the trio putting together an album that is over four years in the making. Opening with a title track that is a nine-minute epic, and then following up with a pair of tracks that combined clock in at around three and a half minutes, Chief blend old school metal and new school mentalities, leaving things wide open creatively for the act. At times, “The Galleon” feels less like an album and more like the score to an accompanying novel, complete with nautical sound effects and underlying elements that paint the picture of the scene that the band is trying to create. “The Galleon” is a journey, and a story that is best heard from start to finish. Check out the album here below:

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