Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Colosso - Foregone Semblances

By Justin C. It hasn't been too long since Colosso released Thallium, which was a tasty mix of modern death metal both with and without vocals. True to form, their new 7", Forgone Semblances
By Justin C.


It hasn't been too long since Colosso released Thallium, which was a tasty mix of modern death metal both with and without vocals. True to form, their new 7", Forgone Semblances, has one track with vocals and one instrumental (although with a few "ahhh's" and "ohhh's" added in for texture).

These two tracks would be a great intro to anyone unfamiliar with the band. "Circles of Defeat" is full of chunky, rapid-fire riffs and deep, satisfying gutturals, which are sometimes backed with deep-in-the-mix cleans. The song fades out with spacey atmosphere, then charges directly into the instrumental "Four Edges of Deceit." It's chock full of riffs of every variety, galloping, stomping, ringing, and anything else you can hope for, and it's insanely catchy in a way that a lot of instrumental tracks fail to achieve.

My only complaint is that I want 12 tracks from this band, not two. But the band is describing this 7" as the end of an era, of sorts, and report they're already well into recording a new full length, so I'll just have to try to keep my whining in check and wait impatiently for more.


Tagged with 2014, Colosso, experimental death metal, Justin C
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