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Released: 11.10.19







Crushing doom-laden riffs are the spine of the fourth album from London-based band Cold In Berlin. Searing over the top of the heavy slabs of distorted guitar are Maya’s sweeping lyrics. The production of this album by Wayne Adams has managed to balance the dark brooding guitar and pounding beats with clear vocals so you can hear the foreboding dystopian descriptions.

Opening track The Power assaults the speakers with its steady pulse of noise and the momentum continues through the following seven tracks until the slower symphony of Sacred Ground. This final track is a pompous slow-burning melodrama that sums up the band’s vision. Whilst not bringing anything new to the genre, this is still a pleasing collection.


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