Brewed in death, majestic melody and sorrowful atmosphere, Coldbound presents their fourth full length record The Gale. This release features nine total tracks that run this release around an hour. That hour goes by quickly through as Coldbound has a great ability to draw you in, captivate and keep your attention all throughout. Each of the nine tracks within this release-including the intro-are well crafted dirges of melodious death metal that will ring true through your mind for some time to come. Coldbound balance melody with brutalizing death exceptionally well throughout this release making this to be a very well balanced, heavy and engaging release.
The Gale begins with a near three minute intro that wonderfully sets the tone for the rest of the record. This intro begins with a thunderstorm that is backed by a near mournful atmosphere that is eventually coupled with blasting drums and scythe like riffs half way through. The intro fades in to darkness giving way to the second track The Invocation. The Invocation plays as described above. It is a melodious, atmospheric, foreboding and ultimately heavy and darkened offering that gets your head nodding right from the get go. If you weren’t sucked in to this record from the intro, you surely will once “The Invocation” hits your ears.
The remaining seven tracks play much the same way as The Invocation. Each offering is a melodious dirge of wonderful death as Coldbound offer up melancholic atmospheres, bleak soundscapes and the unrelenting sound of bitter cold death. As each track rumbles along, you get sucked in to the darkness more and more as Coldbound grip you with the cold hand of death making you stay for the entirety of their record. The Gale is a captivating release through and through, and as lengthy as these tracks are they never over stay their welcome and their never get stale. Each one is unique and twisted in its own way making for a unique and devilishly enchanting listen.
Each of the nine tracks that appear through the obscure darkness on The Gale are wonderfully crafted and executed as they gift you with superb musicianship and hellish vocals that are hard to forget. These tracks are thunderous, memorable, heavy, captivating and so many more descriptors making The Gale to be one excellent release by these death dealers. You get droves of heavy death and melody all throughout that is brought to you by excellent musicianship, darkened atmospheres and a clean production as this is a well rounded offering that will be hard to pass up and should not be passed up.
The Gale will be released June 10, 2018.