Check out a pro multi-cam live video clip of COBALT performing the song "Slow Forever" (my favourite song btw from the album of the same name) now posted on our Youtube channel from their show in Cracow, Poland on May 12. The band had to unfortunately cancel their summer tour because of Charlie's foot injury (they were even thinking of having Charlie perform in a wheelchair, and as sick as that would be it wasn't gonna be feasible) but will be looking to re-schedule sometime in the impending future.
What do you call an album that's so caustic, so virulent, so insidiously destructive that it manages to be shocking in 2016, an age where religious violence, natural disasters and US presidential elections have made us unreasonably desensitized and calloused? Slow Forever is what you call it. Cobalt emerged from years of controversy and recording delays in 2016 with an album that is so unapologetically evil it managed to make my heart (ov metal) skip a beat. Abandoning their black metal sound in favour of a deceptively simple sounding tribal approach, Cobalt crafted an undeniably metal album, but one that falls outside the constraints of any of metal's various subgenres. With Lord Mantis' Charlie Fell acting as the album's mouthpiece, Slow Forever may be Cobalt's most "immediate" album. There may be some buildup before the record gets going, but once the vocals hit, there's instant gratification. The primitive tribal vibe of the record is where its most savage inclinations are shown. The driving, unrelenting drum beats create momentum, the sense that the album is always moving forward. The crashing, booming drums are a huge part of the album's destructive power. The guitar work is also marvellous, at times atmospheric, at times bristling with unrestrained energy, the riffs are harsh yet headbangable, sinister yet swaggering. It's not hard to imagine the members of the band performing these songs grinning from the corner of their mouths, arrogant and cocksure, yet backing it up with sinister intent. Slow Forever is misanthropy, it's a raging declaration of distilled discontent, and it's a work of chaotic art conceived in chaotic times. It sure ain't black metal, but it's Cobalt at a level we've not seen them at before.
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