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Coldspell: Out from the Cold
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Coldspell: Out from the Cold

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
3.5/5.0

Right out of the gate Coldspell's sophomore release Out from the Cold turns on a much heavier note than their debut Infinite Stargaze. Tunes like Heroes and Run for Your Life cause Out from the Cold to turn on more metalized melodic hard rock. There's tons of melody here propelled by metal power. What seems to be missing is a hook and groove. Heroes, and maybe Heading for Tomorrow, come close to putting the 'rock' groove into a song; the excellent Time is much better, and possibly the best song on the album. The near ballad The King sounds like pumped mid-Eighties NWOBHM. Then a song like Fate reminds of same era hard rock with a touch of old school Hammond organ. The greater strengths here may be in the individual performances especially Niklas Swedentorp's exceptional vocals and Perra Johanson's steady and thunderous drumming.

Generally, if you like your melodic hard rock on the heavier, near metal, and forceful side, then that's what you'll find on Coldspell's Out from the Cold. Unfortunately, this tone and pace allows little room for variation. Nevertheless, Out from the Cold is still a good work from Coldspell.




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Generally, if you like your melodic hard rock on the heavier, near metal, and forceful side, then that's what you'll find on Coldspell's Out from the Cold. Unfortunately, this tone and pace allows little room for variation.

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