Cold Cell are a band from Switzerland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very dark, atmospheric and modern form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Those" which will be released in November by Czar Of Crickets.
Drones start off the album along with some dark yet melodic riffing as well as some drums a few seconds later while the vocals are mostly grim and angry sounding black metal screams along with some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and on some tracks the vocals have a semi melodic tone to them and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and at times the music gets very atmospheric and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars on a later song, when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic and modern black metal fashion.
Cold Cell creates another recording that remains true to the dark, atmospheric and modern style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover the modern world, human devolution, death of spirituality and loss of consciousness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cold Cell and if you are a fan of dark, atmospheric and modern black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Entity" "Sleep of Reason" and "Heritage". 8 out of 10.