This is expressive and expansive Sludge that combines elements of Doom and Post-Metal with scything screams and heavy atmospheres.
Moments of Post-Metal timidity and fragility combine with the wall-of-guitars approach of Sludge and the outright slow and heavy assault of Doom.
The result is Old Blood which reeks of despair and an almost tangible sense of lost hope. This is the soundtrack to broken dreams and wasted potential.
Of course, that doesn’t apply to the band themselves though as they have huge potential and see it realised across these 5 tracks.
The immense riffs combine with the caustic screaming to create fields of heaviness the likes of which most bands will never see.
Old Blood is a dark affair, powered by pain and driven by angst. It’s emotionally charged and the band don’t let up the mood for a minute. Whether it’s heavy or light, fast or slow, Cold Blue Mountain are here to remind you of the things you wish you didn’t know and the things you wish you hadn’t done. But there’s no catharsis, only regret.
Take the time out of your day to contemplate the horrors of existence. Take the time out of your day to listen to Old Blood.