Thursday, January 19, 2012

Black Cobra - "Invernal" CD

The fourth album from this Bay Area duo is an absolutely massive and vicious juggernaut of pummeling aggression. "Invernal" hits hard from the start, with the opener, "Avalanche", being an apt description. The next 7 cuts don't falter from there, either. With thick-as-molasses guitars and thunderous drums, Black Cobra singlehandedly crush most metal bands underfoot. Tracks like "The Crimson Blade" just seethe with tension, with as much low-end as the Melvins and as much speed as Slayer. Black Cobra just smoke, no doubt about it. (Southern Lord)

Black Cobra net