Following the band's 2019 EP Ripping / Pulling / Tearing, Cost of Sacrifice is a study in strength from adversity, written and recorded during a period of transition and turmoil for the band. Guitarist Gabe Manuel elaborates: "We were all going through our own personal struggles and we found solace in working on these songs and getting everything we were feeling out on the table. We are all influenced by a lot of different kinds of music and art, and while it was a challenge to represent all of those things on the record in a cohesive way, we grew as songwriters and musicians as a result of that challenge." In it's entirety, Cost of Sacrifice, produced by Randy LeBoeuf, is a gob-smacking, life-affirming, invigorating smack across the face to anyone who dares to despair that the genre's salad days are forgotten. Angry, ferocious, mournful and at times blissfully melodic, Chamber deal in devilish speed and frantic nervosa, without sacrificing unrelenting heaviness. Emotional confessions abound in the lyrics, with a plainspoken examination of trauma and personal upheaval, befitting the music.