A Cold Dead Body - Harvest Years review
|Band:||A Cold Dead Body|
|Release date:||December 2010|
02. The Womb
03. Madre Pt.1
04. Our Best Years
05. The Chosen Ones
06. Madre Pt.2
A Cold Dead Body is a post-metal/post-sludge band with an Indie Rock vocalist. Well, not entirely, he's got the deep-throated thing down well, but his clean vocals are pretty cool and really stood out for me.
The album itself has a theme that should be clear to anyone even glancing at the track listing… from sperm to person to nothing. It's the life cycle, all compressed into nine tracks and just under 40 minutes.
Musically, it is an enjoyable listen. Harvest Years has varying degrees of intensity, mellow bits with clean tones and clean vocals one moment become raging slabs of shouts and distorted, crushing riffs a few ticks of the second hand later. Synth string sections add some serious moments of melancholy to help further accentuate the shifts in moods with the shifts in musical style.
All in all it works really well. The various shifts in vocal and musical approaches, coupled with the sways of emotional impact keep the whole thing interesting.
Honestly, this was a pretty cool release. I've listened to this thing for a couple weeks now trying to find a way to best describe it (near epic fail on my part) and though the words have been hard in coming, the album has still held up and kept my interest over nearly two dozen listens.
Nice work by the Italian quartet. Benissimo.
||Written on 29.03.2011 by BitterCOld has been officially reviewing albums for MetalStorm since 2009.|
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