Various Press For Chrome - Feel It Like A Scientist

USA’s, Acoustic Music
“One of their absolute best…maybe even #1.”\

USA's, The Big Take Over
"Helios Creed has delivered an album under the Chrome moniker that…rises as a high point in his entire career as a solo artist".

USA's, Stereo Embers
"Feel It Like A Scientist' may well be Creed’s most vital work yet.”

“Their [Damon Edge and Helios Creed’s] meeting in 1976 is the origin spark that’s still igniting near forty years later, making that fateful encounter just about as big a big bang moment as ‘rock’ music has known…combined with the band as it now stands – keyboard whizbang madman Tommy Grenas, protean drummer Aleph Omega, Lux Vibratus routinely moving mountains on bass, Lou Minatti (nee Keith Thompson) on second guitars and Anne Dromeda (or Monet Clark as her mom calls her) adding vocals – there seems an additional drive, resulting in a careeningness beyond the sum of its parts…Helios Creed doesn’t sound like a musician reborn here, he sounds like a musician being constantly born. A sense of constant emergence marks his career, an unceasing process that expresses its definition most exquisitely and, indeed, definitively, on this record.” --Dave Cantrell

USA’s, Consequence of Sound live stream debut
“Chrome demonstrate that even after nearly 40 years and countless lineup changes, their hunger and curiosity remain just as savage as when the project first began”.

UK's, Record Collector
"Chrome never fades...This latest installment in the Chrome saga is remarkable...He’s replicated the spirit and feel of Chrome’s groundbreaking period....This Chrome hasn’t lost its shine".

UK's, WIRE Magazine 2 page spread with photo (hard copy only)
"Now into their fourth decade, Chrome are still chewing up rock 'n roll's past to regurgitate a dystopian future"

UK's,The Quietus
“…It's possibly the most welcome and fitting comeback album from a veteran avant garde artist since Celtic Frost's tumultuous Monotheist hit the racks in 2006…’Feel It Like A Scientist’ upon us, and blow us down if it isn't a tonic for the troops…[It] manages to pull off the neat trick of mainlining the bizarre Chrome magick of yore without coming across as some Pixies-esque pastiche of the band's greatest era. Decadent and deranged, yet possessed of a sleek, unearthly allure and refined for a still more confusing new age…”Jimmy Martin

Germany's, Slam Magazine (hard copy only)
“…To all the lovers of psychedelic music, here you can listen to a master of the genre. It shows how great Helios Creed still is…You'll get a full acid trip by Helios Creed and his bandmates...But there is more then long guitar riff distortions, much more music which sounds like actually songs. With the quality of the work, you get to understand why it took 2 years to make.”

France's, No Compro Blogspot
“As an aperitif, heralding this new Chrome album...the excellent “Half Machine from the Sun” [was released]...a superb compilation of “forgotten” songs from CHROME dated 1979 and 1980...After the revelation of this little masterpiece, the bar was placed...quite high. But the greatest satisfaction is that “Feel It Like A Scientist” succeeds handily the challenge...In short its a real gem, that I recommend you rush.” —Hans Cany

USA's, The Vinyl District, Graded on a Curve
“Given Creed’s extensive Chrome output what’s achieved on 'Feel it Like a Scientist' shouldn’t be especially surprising. However, the increased profile inspired by that highly impressive recovery project of last year [The Lost Chrome Tracks] has carried over and…raised the expectations somewhat; happily opener “Nephilims (Help Me!)” wastes no time in quashing disappointment…The cut immediately establishes the acid-punk model that’s made Chrome such an enduringly vaunted entity. It also features modulated vocals figuring prominently across the ensuing 15 tracks, these enhancements likely to remind many of similar treatments by the Butthole Surfers, notably from around their ’88 LP Hairway to Steven…But of course the Texas crew, like various others in ‘80s u-ground rock, was to some extent actually absorbing the impact of Chrome’s prime work…The first 20 years of Chrome securely belonged to its founder, but the last two decades of the group’s tale have been defined by Helios Creed; Feel it Like a Scientist emphasizes this circumstance with aplomb”. A-

USA’s, Magnet Magazine (hard copy only)
“ …‘Feel It Like A Scientist’ represents Helios Creed and Co. crafting fresh material in new-millenium mode. So, what does the guy who has influenced space rock, psychedelia, shoe gaze and sonic WTFism for the past four decades bring to the present tense? Plenty, as it turns out. Creed and the freshly buffed Chrome still churn out Stooges smacked raw power mixed with dark wave synth drone, informed by an unbridled sense of possibility and a willingness to allow anything and everything to happen…few of Creed's peers pursue songs and sounds this blazingly epic and weirdly experimental. It's all the in the title; like science's best acolytes, Chrome will always operate most effectively at the intersection of the soul’s passion and the brain's desire to explore the mapless unknown.” —Brian Baker

New Jersey, USA’s WFMU Radio
“The Sci-Fi Stooges"

"This album has real class!...'Feel It Like A Scientist' shows once again how psychedelic rock sounded in its original form, why many industrial rock bands rely on this force, and why KILLING JOKE without the indirect influence of Californians might not exist.",24475.html

Portland, OR, USA’s, experimental music blog Foreign Accents:
"In a way, because they have strained so aggressively for such profound, bizarre symbolism, with little thought given to aesthetic pleasantness or even to having a clear-cut ideological “point”, Chrome are one of the most “punk” bands to ever exist. Moreover, their experiments with technology certainly prefigured the transition of sampling into mainstream music…Just as they did decades ago, the feverish punk energy and the alien madness come together to create something really damn cool. This is a reunion album to be reckoned with." --Mathew Sweeney

USA’s, Under the Radar (hard copy)
"With primary member Helios Creed at the helm, ‘Scientist’ is a collection of linear songs though Chromed through and through. Had MC5 embraced a goth flair, with buzzing guitars and charging drums dizzyingly swarmed by electronic instruments, effects, and feedback, they might have produced something as maniacally rewarding as this in 2014."

USA’s, All Music ‘Feel It Like A Scientist’ and Chrome make the lists for: Noise Album Highlights and Noise Artists Highlights
“Striking return to form for these industrial/cyberpunk pioneers, who have maintained an impressive level of bracing weirdness". - Mark Deming

USA's, Dangerous Minds 8/5/14
"It’s really goddamn good, good enough to completely torpedo my belief that a Chrome album needs Creed and Edge to be top-shelf stuff." Interview and review

Sweden’s, Face Outward Blog
“…an excellent presentation of everything that made Chrome so good, and what continues to make Chrome good"

France's, Le Canal Auditif
"A very successful album"

USA’s, Baby Sue Review
“Sixteen cool tracks that prove Chrome is just as relevant today, if not more so, than ever before."

USA’s, Thugbrarian Review
“Chrome are as hungry as the newest band out there, and as relevant as ever!...[It] is most definitely the next level in terms of dynamics, production, and sound...I am here to tell you that this is the Chrome that we have loved for years…contain[ing] that Psychedelic Spacepunk…trademark…Anne Dromeda adds an extra dimension to the songs, as she has a beautiful voice when she is singing, as well as a sinister edge when she brings the darkness...I believe 'Feel it Like a Scientist' will be THE Chrome album that will finally break through to…the masses...There is essentially no one making music like this today. No One"

USA's, Relix Magazine
“Nearly 40 years after joining seminal experimental-rock outfit Chrome, Helios Creed is still finding new ways to weird out your eardrums. ‘Feel It Like a Scientist’ …crams a decade’s worth of sprawling chaos into an hour-long avant-garde spectacle…Creed remains a potent noisemaker, leading a nimble band through their freak-show paces…”

USA's, Paraphilia Magazine:
"It’s a challenging and exhilarating work. Longstanding fans won’t be disappointed by the high standard that’s maintained throughout, or the mania that drives the album, and for those unacquainted with the band (where have you been?), it’s a most appealing port of entry – as long as you’re up for getting your brain bent a little".

France’s, Adopte un Disque
“Its demanding and complex, damn hard, but its richness and interest however are not to be questioned: a disk recommended for those who like to be jostled and travel to uncharted musical regions.”

USA's, Dangerous Minds Live stream of the single Prophecy and review.  6/14
"Having heard Feel it Like a Scientist', I have to agree—this feels music like 'the next level'...this stuff is worthy".

USA's, Heavy Metal Time Machine Blogspot
"Forgive me father for I have sinned. I've gone and sold my soul to Chrome. Not that I had much choice. All it took was one play of the group's long-overdo new album…and I was done for! One play. Just one play. That's the power of "Feel It Like A Scientist” close to greatness as one can come!"

UK’s, Uncut Magazine review 8/10
“The nth coming of San Francisco Art Punks. Four decades once they were first formed by the late Damon Edge, Chrome’s sulphuric take on rock ’n’ roll still sounds like they beamed down from a rarer, more caustic atmosphere than our own. Their head conceptualist is now guitarist Helios Creed, who’s kept the vision tight, true to the corroded metal, viscous electronics and Burroughsian collages of their signal albums, 1977’s ‘Alien Soundtracks’ and 1979’s ‘Half Machine Lip Moves’. There’s more thuggish rock action on ‘Feel It Like A Scientist’ but songs like ‘Unbreakable Fluoride Lithium Plastic’ are scabrous and overloaded as ever: psychedelia as torched landscapes and industrial accidents” —John Dale

UK’s, Uncut Magazine special insert in the review section
“REVALATIONS, Helios Creed has been ReChromed…For anyone deep into the world of Chrome, the original San Francisco sci-fi psych-pink-rock- gang, the group’s myth has much to do with their outsider status- this was the group, after all, whose debut album was rejected by a major label in 1976 for sounding like ‘messed-up Doors.’ For Helios Creed, who joined soon after, and has led the group since the passing of founding member Damon Edge sine 1995, marginal life was where it was at: “San Francisco a the time was in this post-’60s mellow burned out hippy phase,” he recalls. ‘I wasn’t into it and neither was Damon. We both loved psychedelia, heavy rock, new free punk like The Stooges. Bumping in a truckload of whacked-out sci-fi electronics, the Chrome vibe was set: ‘When we’d record we’d both get what we called ‘the chill factor’ at the same time from certain parts of our recorded sessions.” That’s carried through to the approach on their newest album, ‘Feel It Like A Scientist’. ‘It’s got the rock and the rhythm section that rips your head off and the the weirdest shit you ever heard in rock on the top tracks. It’s a process. I call it being Chromed.” —John Dale

Austrialia's, I-94 Bar
"You need [Feel It Like A Scientist] in your ears, in your gut, in your cells, parasites and in your fucking dna”. Robert Brokenmouth

USA, All Music Review by Mark Deming:
"Like the sci-fi warriors they always wanted to be, Chrome were a band that never seemed to fit in with the times...Almost 40 years after they released their first album, Chrome thankfully still sound like interstellar oddballs armed with electric guitars and malfunctioning electronics, and 2014's ‘Feel It Like a Scientist’ is a remarkably effective evocation of the sound and style of Chrome's late-'70s albums Alien Soundtracks and Half Machine Lip Moves. This new edition of Chrome does have an aural fingerprint of its own -- drummer Aleph Omega has a more organic sound than the late Damon Edge, and D.I.Y. technology has improved enough to give this album much cleaner surfaces and crisper production than the sometimes clanky tone of the band's early generates a palpable excitement that's a powerful reminder that, in an increasingly eccentric world, Chrome is still as bracingly weird as ever...Creed's commitment to Chrome's vision is as strong as ever, and the results will put a demented grin on the face of longtime fans. Judging from this music, Chrome are still lost in space, and who would want it any other way?"

Germany’s, Musik Express (Hard copy only)
"The first album from experimental rockers CHROME after twelve years of absence discloses an unbroken desire for confrontation in their heavy space crash-test lab ."

 Croatia’s KLFM Radio Reviews
“After nearly forty years... [Chrome] still have not lost their freshness and originality."

Holland’s, New Underground Music Blogspot
“ ‘Feel It LIke A Scientist' stands full of delicious spacerock songs and is thus a must for every devotee of this genre."

UK's, Shindig Spacerock Special (hard copy only)
“Prophecy' is the first single from the album [Feel It Like A Scientist] & to call it a monster would be an understatement. The spirit of classic Chrome is intact, without being a retro rehash of days gone by. The song ROCKS hard… sporting a catchy riff, killer blazing dual guitars, & haunting keys & backing vocals....If the rest of the album is as good as 'Prophecy', this edition of Chrome is sure to make a splash in the post-millennium spacerock world’. —Jerry Kranitz

San Francisco, USA’s, SF Weekly
"Prophecy" is...satisfying enough to remind you what you liked about industrial music in the first place". —Ian S.Port

Fan, Nick Gadman
“Great album. Easily one of the best by Chrome. A new classic.”

Fan, David Warner
"This new track (Prophecy) has just blown me away...Holy Shit guys, you're fucking AWESOME! You have just made me VERY happy with your BLINDING, AMAZING song... You have captured the original CHROME sound PERFECTLY and reinstated yourselves as a truly legendary, unstoppable force of cyber rock warriors! I LOVE you!"

Fan, Myke Adaptiv:
"This is my favorite release this year!"

Fan, Nightwrath:
“Unexpected greatness from this most recent incarnation of Chrome, directed by legendary axeman Helios Creed. Possibly one of his best albums in years…”

Fan, Tim Harper
"Usually when bands are reactivated 35 years after their heyday it's either crap or a total disappointment as a bunch of old farts lumber through their greatest hits. But this is Chrome... "

UK's, Soft Bodies Blogspot
"This is Chrome. Chrome never sat still, never rested on their laurels. They kept going, kept evolving. That's what they've done since year zero and that's what they're doing now. And the result is the strongest album they've done in years. 'Feel It Like A Scientist' kicks off with 'Nephlims (Help Me!)', which sets the scene for the first part of the album. Sci-fi lunatic rock. 'Something In The Cloud' is a definite highlight, that could have dropped off 'Half Machine From The Sun'. They're sounding more focused than they have in a long time, there's little waste here. They get in, do their damage and get out again…Helios Creed might be directing the ship, but this feels like a group effort. A band rather than just a would be visionary and some hired hands. As I said, best thing they've done in years".

San Francisco, USA’s, Radio Valencia
“The most recent record ‘Feel It Like A Scientist ‘was just released last month, and it rivals the best they’ve ever done.”

USA’s CVLT Nation reposts Ari Wilson’s review from the Holy Grail
"Helios Creed delivers the most thrilling brand of Chrome's music since the passing of Damon Edge...The re-formed ensemble captures the core of Chrome's sound as old-school, genuine, and with all its rawness and experimentality - it's all there with a touch of fresh ideas, like female background vocals..."

Italy's, Sentirecoltair
"Creed has achieved the goal of evolving the mythological sound of the early albums of this Californian group, making the new work current and listenable in the present, but at the same time true to the style of mutant creature that was the band...The initial 'Nephilims (Help Me!)’ has a riff that attacks stoogesiano, with icy synth inserts and a voice shouted in a new metal style. 'Prophecy' switches to ominously stellar dark metal tones...with 'Lady Feline' we find a grunge android between a crazy wah-wah riff and a swirl of distorted background vocals, and 'Big Brats' is hard rock from cyberspace, with a lot of electronic beats (and text by Damon Edge)…Solid guitar riffs are the basis of the experimental 'Unbreakable Flouride Lithium Plastic', a sort of nervous breakdown-style free jazz from space around a single metal riff…’Captain Boson', led by drum and bass funk / punk with dub guitar solos in hyperspace…’Cyberchondria' a visionary psychedelic trip between hieroglyphics and foley in which the rhythm section to always holds the reins…electronic effects for 'Slave Planet Institution', the simple hypnotic force 'Lipstick' and a two-minute song that could be called almost pop 'Six’…This is a good overview on the sound of Chrome, which does not sound like a cover band of themselves, which is already a good result".

Holland’s,  3Voor12 Zuid
“With their raw mix of primitive punk, sci-fi, kraut and industrial rock, the band in the 80s gained a cult status…Recently Chrome released ‘Feel it Like A Scientist’ (2014). And album that proved that Chrome is far from depreciated. The expectations for the show in Rotter dam are high.”

USA's, Rocktober Reviews Blogspot
"The crunching, crushing guitar-fueled journey through hyperspace is post-futuristic. It also manages to be savage, funny, beautiful and wildly weird."

Sweden's, Interview and review:
"I like it I must say. It really sounds like Chrome...if you like their classic titles you will love this one".

Finland's, Psychotropiczone Blogspot
"This album is really strong throughout and just as good as Chrome was in the early daze...The songs are well crafted and after the first amazement you start to notice some pretty clever, catchy melodies as well…I feel that Helios Creed has laid down some of his best riffs ever."

Sweden's, Artorarsedistro Blogspot
"Yeah, we know what you think; 'old bands that were great, recording stuff 30 years later, must be horrible' We were skeptical as well, but even though it sounds way more modern it's a actually a great CHROME album, well worth checking out".

UK's, Toby Mearing Radio Show Blog
"With Damon Edge dead I didn't dare hope..but this is fantastic!"

Switzerland's, Der Bund Newspaper
"Feel It Like a Scientist" it is hot, and it sounds somewhat disturbing. There it is again, the unpredictable Verdrogtheit old days, the guitar effects are exzessivst used, and once again Chrome are probably a bit too radical to win a flower pot".

Spain’s, Usonica
To ‘Feel It Like A Scientist’, Creed recruited a new lineup of musicians, including singer Anne Dromeda, guitarist Keith Thompson, drummer Aleph Omega, bassists Vibratus Lux and Steve "Trash" Fishman and synthesist Tommy Greņas  who additionally wrote all the lyrics on the album. Creed also included several lines originally written by the late Edge. In a statement, Creed said, "I have the best band together at last. It's the way I've always wanted to Chrome rings. It's what I always imagined that Chrome could be after Damon. I have been able to take it to the next level. The resulting 16 tracks album is a kind of master class on all things Chrome that are good, as the band experiments deftly melodic sounds and intense hues. However, Chrome shows that even after nearly 40 years and countless lineup changes, their hunger and curiosity are still as wild as when the project began.“

USA's, Jersery Beat
"The heavy use of synth gives it a real 80s feel, in a German new wave minimalist way. Yet it also still feels modern in structure. Some of it gets downright delightfully weird, like “Slave Planet Institution,”...a lot of the album has a...psychedelic distorted sci-fi soundtrack sound. “Lipstick,”...sounds like a disco track for drunken robots. And I mean that in a good way... “Unbreakable Fluoride Lithium Plastic” is a pretty awesome one...""

Italy's, Le Pelle Muta Blogspot
"This disc is at the head of my top 10 of 2014".

USA's, Vintage Vinyl News
‘Feel It Like A Scientist’ makes the top ten list of new releases by a veteran artist

Spain's, Ruta66 (hard copy only)
“The repertoire of this San Francisco group is one of the sharpest inventories of psychedelia, minimalist noise, and high energy…known as the alien bastion of American punk. This record brings back a new sheen to the sulphuric guitarist Helios Chrome and definitely fits into the heroic cultural Chrome saga. ‘Feel It Like A Scientist’ is not indigent of the accolades of Julian Cope who wrote regarding the fire at the beginning of their 1979 classic ‘Half Machine Lip Moves’ that it surpassed the beginning of even Iggy Pop’s ‘Raw Power’. Tracks ‘Six’ and ‘Prophecy’ renovate the minimalism of Iggy. After rescuing and editing the Lost Chrome Tracks and releasing ‘Half Machine from the Sun’ last year Creed and rose beyond the risk of falling into pastiche, but instead recaptured the essence of the Chrome sound.”

Germany’s, Stage and Reptiles
“Conclusion…This album proves that Chrome’s new and veteran comrades to Helios Creed, harmonize so perfectly with each other that the new album truly need not fear comparison with the old battleships of the Creed/Edge era. A great album!”

USA'S, BCN posts the single ‘Prophecy’
“LEGENDARY LEGENDS, Chrome, the mythical avant-acid-experimental outfit recently relaunched by guitarist Helios Creed, drift off into the inner vibrations of soundgasm sorcery on ‘Feel It Like a Scientist."

Belgium’s, Music in Belgium
”Imagine, simply put, the psychedelic Space Rock of Hawkwind and Cold Wave / Dark Wave / Postpunk minimalism…”

Oakland, USA's, East Bay Express Full feature interview & coverage of Chrome's L.A. show
“And while Chrome's latest album [Feel It Like A Scientist] is garnering the sort of accolades once denied to its early material, Creed aims to eclipse his past legacy with a new incarnation…Referring to Chrome's 1979 classic, Creed said, ‘I knew I had to top 'Half Machine Lip Moves' to make a comeback. Not many people have said it does, because that would be bold, but most say it's as good’…Indeed, Chrome's latest album, along with a recent archival release of unreleased recordings from the late 1970s, have yielded some of the most positive critical feedback of Creed's career”.

USA’s, Dunce Magazine Full feature interview
“Chrome manages to create a rock n’ roll sound that embodies both the sensory filled paranoia in the apocalyptic visions of Phillip K. Dick, as well as the post-modern, “I do what I want, and pay the price” situationism of hardcore punk bands like The Germs. They synthesize a digital world in which purpose and feeling seem to fluidly trade off dominant roles. Though the stream-of-consciousness beatnik elements of the sound are quite present, Damon & Helios play an actively experiential role in shaping it. Their every tape splice and sudden change of tempo parallels the stoner who sits before his Tumblr account, clicking from link to link on the basis of first sight…From their debut album ‘Alien Soundtracks’ to…their current post-Edge double album reformation ‘Feel Like A Scientist’, Chrome reconstructs a lens for psychedelia that rejects a policy of absolute metaphysical surrender and injects the notion that no matter what the presented circumstance may entail, the listener or artist chooses his own adventure.”

USA’s, Broadway World posts live stream debut and 4 recently published review/articles and one of their own:
“The name catches it: Chrome, fast as quicksilver, curved in anticipation of the future, a redux reading of chromosome that feels more machine than man. ‘Half Machine Lip Moves’, the title of the third Chrome album from 1979, sets the blueprint for their crude cyberpunk take on rock 'n' roll. Thomas Wisse changed his name to Damon Edge and founded Chrome in 1975, but it wasn't until he met Helios Creed, a vocalist and guitarist with a name that made him sound like a solar phallic evangelist, that Chrome really came together, with a sound beamed from a dystopian vision of the future made by two guys with names like theoretical people.”

USA’s, Punk News 8/6/14 Full feature interview and review:
“This album is one of your darkest, meanest releases to date. Why have you gotten darker and wilder as you've aged, while most artists get calmer?”

USA’s, Punk News 8/8/14 Review
“Feel It like a Scientist is something of a contradiction. Without a doubt, it's one of Creed's darkest works. The entire album seems to be set in the shadows, suddenly flashing futuristic sounds before drenching them in Creed's notes. But, despite the pontifications found herein, such as being destroyed by giants, sex droids, cat women, and tales of slave planets, the band stops to have fun here and there. "Brady the Chicken Boy" is a minute diversion packed with ridiculously funny clucking…Scientist is an excellent showcase of everything that made Chrome great, and continues to make Chrome great. Long time fans will eat this up. With 35 years to come around and finally understand this galactic trip, maybe the rest of society will catch up on this release as well.”

Argentina's, Ergo Felix Culpa Blogspot
"Chrome overwhelming returns with a new album 'Feel It Like A Scientist'...This album is a masterful handling of Chrome's iconoclastic acidity...a manifesto of the permanence of the Underground"

Spain's, Ruta Rock Magazine
"The 16-track album is kind of master class on all things Chrome, as the band is experimenting with melodies and deftly nuanced compositions, intense sounds and disharmonies... industrial "Big Brats", racy romp garage rock "Six", and density of goth-punk ballads. No matter the influences, however, Chrome shows that even after almost 40 years and countless lineup changes, their hunger and curiosity are still as wild as when the project began.”