AOTY 2018

Death Lust

Chastity - Death Lust
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #263 / 709
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2018 Ratings: #221
July 13, 2018 / Release Date
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Northern Transmissions
When Brandon Williams dropped his EP to give listeners a full taste of what he had to offer as Chastity, it was impressive and just enough to keep us hungry. For his new release, he brings a little more pop, the same dense energy and some new warmer guitars.

It's a concept album charting an arc from despair and isolation to community-minded conviction, with songs logging sonic references to scenes and genres like shoegaze, noise rock and hardcore ... but they're also marked with an emotional depth and artful dynamic shifts that speak for themselves.


Expressing grief, angst, and uncertainty just as loudly with a croon as a scream is no easy task, but Death Lust archives it masterfully.

NOW Magazine

Death Lust is an extreme album in which Williams bares his raw, overcome soul over ear-splitting guitar noise. As harrowing as it can be, it’s transcendent rock music that feels unparalleled so far this year.

Drowned in Sound

Death Lust is the sound of a band who has had enough being put down, pushed around and generally told to conform to a society they never really wanted. It’s the sound of disaffected youth demanding to be listened to.


For all its sorrowful subject matter, Death Lust is an often rousing rock record that answers Williams’ disarming admissions with muscular displays of fortitude.


Death Lust is an exorcism of youth's most dramatic rehearsals, as well as, musically, an exercise in a concise adaptation of sharp '90s alt-rock between the harder side of Smashing Pumpkins, the softer side of Deftones, and the melodic end of post-hardcore. It has a way of speaking frankly and directly to the vulnerable old nerves that we still carry under our skin however weathered and toughened on the outside.

Filled with heavy guitars and loud drums, Death Lust is a promising alt rock debut with a punk spirit that hits fast and hard
For a debut, nice. Refine a more specific sound and I'm ready for the future.
Heyyy this is pretty good! Love the beefy guitars all over this thing.
I love that feeling when you go into an album without any expectations (good or bad), and you're completely surprised. Brandon Williams' 'Death Lust' is one such album, serving as one of the better alternative rock albums I have heard in recent years. There are moments of beauty and calm and crushing heaviness and anger throughout, which result in a very promising debut.

Favourite tracks: Scary, Suffer, Anoxia
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Track List

  1. Children
  2. Choke
  3. You're Scary Now
  4. Negative with Reason to Be
  5. Heaven
  6. Suffer
  7. Chains
  8. Anoxia
  9. Come
  10. Innocence
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Added on: April 14, 2018