Coldblood – Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil (Review)

ColdbloodThis is the third album from this Brazlian death metal band.

This is death metal with its roots in the 90s scene, both in style and production. In fact, the recording on Indescribable Physiognomy of the Devil has a brutal charm all of its own. When combined with the music itself, this adds up to a pretty nice sounding album.

This may be of the old-school, but in other ways it has that distinct timeless feel common to all good death metal.

The songs rumble and blast out of the speakers, powered along by solid drumming and decent bass that underpins everything. The guitars peel off heavy riffs and punishing rhythms, effortlessly combining brutality and esoteric melodies.

Deep, ugly growls war with the occasional high pitched scream for supremacy of the airwaves. The growls win through sheer force of numbers, of course, but that doesn’t stop the bone-chilling screams from trying though.

This is death metal with character, played well and executed with confident superiority.

At this point in their careers it’s clear that Coldblood know exactly what they’re doing, and the songwriting on this album is at a standard that you would expect from such a veteran band.

Put simply, this slays. Go check it out.

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