Spreading their leathery wings and escaping the confines of hell is Coldblood. And really they aren’t from hell of course-even though they may have relocated there-but they are from Rio de Janeiro. Their goal is to spread hellish nightmares, destroy anyone who dares get in their path and infect everyone and anyone with demonic death metal and with their newest release Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil there is a good yet soul desecrating feeling that there isn’t much that can stop this onslaught. After first forming in the early nineties then splitting up due to internal problems and reforming in 2000, they have released a handful of demos and two full lengths and are on the verge of releasing their third and terrorizing the world once again.
Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil is a release that gets under you skin right off the bat to only sear it and your flesh straight from your bones. This release is soaking in hell fire and enough fetid blood to make any death metal fan’s blood curdle. Each of the ten new songs on this release are bombastic and provide you with a neck slitting and skin flaying display of death metal. Even though there are demonic overtones to this record it is death metal in a raw and blood soaked form that make your hairs stand on end and make you cower in fear.
This is a monstrous album from these death dealers and from beginning to end they make you feel as though you are about to stare into the face of your maker. Each of the ten songs that are present here have an eerie and twisted atmosphere about them that make you feel as though you have been placed in a cell with a notorious killer that is about to rip your heart from your chest and devour it. Not only does Coldblood drain your marrow with a skull grinding pace, but when needed-such as on the song Metaphysical Evil-they can slow the tempo and make your death slow and painful.
When I first began listening to Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil I thought that what I was getting into was another straight forward death metal album but what I got was something more. There is a great amount of variation on this record and you never know what you are about to get from one track to the next. However, not only is there a great deal of variation, this release also is completely sinister and feels as though it gets even more so as the album rolls on. Sooner or later you feel your heart sinking lower and lower into your stomach as you get bombarded with music that is drenched in evil and revels in the horrors that it is about to bring you.
Every song rolls on providing you with face melting riffs and solos, a drum performance that shatters you bones and vocals that are demonic and spew forth through your speakers. Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil crushes you and buries you in a shallow grave only to be consumed by the creatures of the night. This record is immensely heavy and pours the demonic presence on thick as you can almost feel Satan sitting right beside you. If there was a “perfect” album to scorch the earth to and bring on a crusade with, this might just be it. This is unrelenting and purely punishing death metal that doesn’t let you out of its grasp for a moment.
Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil is menacing and monolithic and as soon as the last track stops, if you are still alive, you feel a strong need to keep listening.
Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil will be out June 16, 2016 through Satanath Records.
Take a listen to a new track titled Cocoon of Neophyte from the upcoming album.
You can find the entire album here as well as listen to the title track.
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