Chelsea Grin Guitarist Denies Plagiarism Claims

He looks like the kind of guy who'd bump into you and then get mad you touched him

He looks like the kind of guy who’d bump into you and then get mad you touched him

So, I guess some bloggers have time to listen to shitty bands like Chelsea Grin, but I can assure you I do not.

Hence, I didn’t recognize the resemblance between the new Chelsea Grin song “Angels Shall Sin, Demons Shall Pray” and a song by Born of Osiris, called “Ascension.”

That’s also due in part to my not listening to shit like Born of Osiris, either.

I don’t have time to listen to good bands; how the fuck am I going to get around to sampling the mediocre as well as the pure shit, huh?

Chelsea Grin guitarist Jason Richardson — a former member of Born of Osiris — denies the claims of said bloggers in a Twitter post that went live today.

“Lee [McKinney] wrote ascension, I helped with the chords and bass on the chorus. Dan [Jones] wrote our new song, get your facts straight. Fuck off @metalsucks.”

This Jason Richardson isn’t that bad. I don’t know his music at all, but his views on metal blogging are certainly refreshing.

If you care about whether these two songs sound alike, check them out below.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Allen Chritian

    With the onslaught of djent type bands coming out now I’m sure there’s a few more offenders on this list. Anymore for every one band that’s original there’s a hundred trying to emulate them. chug..chchc.chug…chchch..chug…chug.