Origin: Bucharest, Romania  
Genres: Black Metal
Page online: January 15, 2017
Last update/review: November 5, 2017

Bloodway

Costin Chioreanu may not be a household name even in the metal community, but nearly every metal fan is likely familiar with some of his work, as he is a prolific artist whose album cover credits include Sigh, Morgoth, Primordial, Necrophagia, Arcturus, and many many more, far too many to list here. He's also played in various lesser-known bands over the years, but Bloodway is his main project, and the band's 2015 album, the ambitiously-titled Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams, is a mighty impressive work and one of the more curious and intriguing albums in quite some time. The band doesn't easily slot into any genre, but if anything, the mid-paced, dark, twisted, vaguely progressive riffs occasionally bring to mind bands like later-period Coroner or a less thrashy Voivod -- neither band is a direct soundalike at all, but there's a similar spirit on display. Chioreanu's guitar work is quite unique, and so are his vocals, though the latter might be a take-it-or-leave-it affair, as his high-pitched, hoarse wails can take a bit of getting used to. Mapping ended up being a grower on repeated listens and now stands as a solid recommendation for those looking for something off the mainstream.

Current Members

Costin Chioreanu

guitars/vocals

Mihai Andrei

bass

Alexandru Adrian Ghita

drums



Discography


Sunstone Voyager And The Clandestine Horizon  EP
2014
  1. I Am a Drop of Water in an Ocean of Stars
  2. The Skeleton Key
  3. Free Ends
  4. Eye Service Collapse
  5. Sunstone Voyager and the Clandestine Horizon
  • Costin Chioreanu
  • Mihai Andrei
  • Alexandru Adrian Ghita



Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams  
2015
  1. Seeding Distance
  2. The Transfinite Castaway
  3. Walking Past Near the Lighthouse
  4. Mirror Twins
  5. Early Glade Test Pilot
  6. A Hallow Bridge
  7. Garden of Diurnal Fractals
  8. Mapping the Moment with the Logic of Dreams
  • Costin Chioreanu
  • Mihai Andrei
  • Alexandru Adrian Ghita




A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues  
2017
  1. Not Whom, But Where
  2. The Startling Grotesque
  3. Don't Wake the Void
  4. Midlight Scout
  5. Prison Paradise
  6. The Incident
  7. Encounters to Pray For
  8. A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues
  • Costin Chioreanu
  • Mihai Andrei
  • Alexandru Adrian Ghita




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