MetalBite Review by Roslyn G on 6/30/2013
, the Death/Doom Metal kings are back with their new EP, "The Fleshlands
". This is the bands fourth LP with an expected North American release date of July 9th, 2013. The metal kings will numb fans to the bone as they dominate the metal world with their memorizing riffs and terrorizing vocals.
Looking at the album cover makes one cringe and the title is less than appetizing. It is not long before the metal kings take listeners to hell. The first track, ‘Here Comes Perdition’ begins with a creepy, sinister instrumental that awakens listeners in hell, and drags them deeper with heavy guitar riffs and demonic vocals that chills the bone. The second track, ‘Hellbringer’ does not short change listeners and begins with a devilish scream that reminds listeners that hell is real, followed by swift percussion, and the electric guitar riffs that swallow the album down and deeper into hell. The album is dark and sinister, with a feeling of never-ending torment that at times is very numbing. The guitar riffs vary and do not fade into the same steady riffs, but include variations of elements through the album. As the album progresses, the feeling of being tormented and chased deeper into hell is prevalent.
The sounds on the album complement each other very well, from the deep, demonic vocals, to the crisp percussion, straight through to the varying guitar riffs. The album ends with the track, ‘Tormentopia,’ that gets inside your head and ‘torments’ you. The harsh, heavy, demonic sound of Coffins
is not for everyone, but for those who dare to listen can expect one hell of a ride.
Conclusion. "The Fleshlands
" will definitely surpass any previous album from Coffins
, and if you like your music heavy, loud, and want to bang your head for days-this album is for you. And you just may have a few sleepless nights as well.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8 out of 10