Album Review: Cobalt – “Slow Forever”

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cobaltslowforeverCobalt is a name that carries significant weight in the world of underground and extreme metal. Releasing arguably one of the best extreme metal works of the last decade with a pinnacle of moody and genre-blending black metal with 2009’s Gin. They gained a certain notoriety since then with the public outing of vocalist and founding member Phil McSorley for unacceptable remarks on social media and also for the very public split between Phil and remaining member, Erik Wundar. Fans breathed a collective sigh of relief when Wundar announced not only that he would be carrying on with Cobalt, but also that he was already in studio with the addition of ex-Lord Mantis and current Abigail Williams vocalist, Charlie Fell. The wait is over, the day has come, and time and trials have only made Cobalt that much stronger.

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Album Review: Auroch – “From Forgotten Worlds” (Reissue)

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Vancouver’s Auroch (members of Mitochondrion) are finally getting a vinyl release for their 2012 blackened death metal full-length debut From Forgotten Worlds. Originally released with some moderate buzz, From Forgotten Worlds was the first full-length following a number of demos, splits, and EPs that were released between 2008 and 2010. The album has been remixed for a vinyl with a cleaner and more polished sound than the original release.

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