Sunday, September 20, 2009

Black Cobra - "Chronomega" CD

Bay Area duo Black Cobra's Southern Lord debut (and third LP overall) shreds from the very first track. "Negative Reversal" is a frantic, riff-heavy onslaught of sludgy doom/stoner wickedness -- like the Melvins on a speed binge, perhaps. "Catalyst" begins with some subtle drone, but it soon erupts into another mammoth cataclysm of molasses-thick riff-n-spliff. "Zero Point Field" gets so sticky, it threatens to become total noise, but it never devolves quite that far. Produced by the man-of-the-hour Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis, High On Fire), "Chronomega" is a thick, bludgeoning behemoth capable of crushing anything in it's path. I am duly convinced, and worship at the altar of Black Cobra. (Southern Lord)

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