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Release date: 17 March 2009
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.5 | 78 votes

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02. Dry Body
03. Arsonry
04. Throat
05. Stomach
06. A Clean, Well Lighted Place
07. Pregnant Insect
08. Two Thumbed Fist
09. The Old Man Who Lied For His Entire Life
10. A Starved Horror

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Staff review by
BitterCOld

Rating:
9.0
Every couple years Phil McSorley (vocals, guitars) and Erik Wunder (guitars, drums, everything else) under the moniker Cobalt pull a "Darkthrone" - that is basically cross the country, meet up and crush out an album together. 2009 saw the duo collaborate and unload the massive Gin on us all.

Musically, the album ebbs and flows a bit like waves pounding on a shore… the tracks seem to come and go alternately, with some crashing down like a swell against the rocks in a violent display of force, and others receding peacefully and calmly away with a lull that conceals the riptide underneath.

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published 05.02.2010 | Comments (11)

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Konrad - 22.02.2010 at 18:59  
  Great review here, you really went above and beyond.
Don_Doom - 16.08.2011 at 00:01  
Rating: 10 Pretty cool stuff, I really like this album!!
Alex Fenger - 30.10.2012 at 18:09  
Rating: 9 Listened to it for the first time in a long time. I love it, a lot more so than I remember liking it in the past.
Lit. - 19.03.2014 at 07:10  
  This is delicious black metal.
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.03.2014 at 13:45  
 
Written by Guest on 19.03.2014 at 07:10

This is delicious black metal.

Eater of Birds is totes better, but this is indeed very good.
Lit. - 19.03.2014 at 18:36  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.03.2014 at 13:45

Written by Guest on 19.03.2014 at 07:10

This is delicious black metal.

Eater of Birds is totes better, but this is indeed very good.

I am aware of that.
mz - 19.03.2014 at 20:54  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.03.2014 at 13:45

Eater of Birds is totes better, but this is indeed very good.

Eater of birds is more intense, but gin has this Tool vibe I really like. It's like tool going black metal.
Still not sure which one I prefer, though.
Demerzel - 05.06.2014 at 19:49  
Rating: 9 Such a good album. Not as massive as Eater of Birds, but it's smarter and clearer.
Diverge - 04.03.2016 at 06:07  
  A few songs into this, and it's rather intriguing. So Eater of Birds is generally considered to be Cobalt's best album?
Maco - 04.03.2016 at 07:19  
Rating: 9
Written by Diverge on 04.03.2016 at 06:07

So Eater of Birds is generally considered to be Cobalt's best album?

Nope, Gin's the one that gets more acclaim than Eater of Birds, and that's how it should be.
Dima - 04.03.2016 at 10:52  
  Booooo get the heretic off the stage! Booooo
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.03.2016 at 11:39  
 
Written by Diverge on 04.03.2016 at 06:07

A few songs into this, and it's rather intriguing. So Eater of Birds is generally considered to be Cobalt's best album?

Gin is the more popular, but that's probably because many people don't bother to look further back in their discog, but Eater of Birds is the more consistently higher rated if you look around (here, MA, RYM). Rightly so, more focussed than this is.
Mr. Doctor - 04.03.2016 at 12:32  
Rating: 9 ^ Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Eater of Birds might be the more extreme and dark album but I can't agree about the consistency. To me, some of the instrumentals on Eater Of Birds cut a bit of the flow from the album. I love its ferocity though. Depends on what you want. I like Gin more when I want a more intricate and intelligent approach to the savagery.
Diverge - 04.03.2016 at 14:06  
  Well, looks like I'm going to have to listen to both haha.

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