Every Cobalt album is, of course, always slightly different from the one before it, and in this manner Slow Forever definitely doesn’t disappoint. As a matter of fact, you could definitely argue that Slow Forever is by some margin their least Black Metal album yet. And yet it still feels resolutely like a Cobalt album, through and through, every song delivered without explanation or apology.
The first new set of music from the Erik Wunder-led extreme metal group in nearly seven years, Slow Forever arrives after a long period of upheaval and transition for Cobalt that ended with the forced departure of vocalist Phil McSorley. Released in 2009, Gin found its way onto nearly everybody's year-end metal lists, and rightly so, but fans looking for another blast furnace-forged set of grindcore-infused American black metal will need to recalibrate their earholes, as Slow Forever is a much different - though no less toast-worthy - beast.
Slow Forever is also not black metal. Convince yourselves of this now. Much can happen in seven years and much did happen for Cobalt. The duo of Erik Wunder and Phil McSorley dissolved in the years following Gin. A public battle waged by McSorley on the band's socials led to his dismissal at the turn of 2015 and to Wunder being the sole member of Cobalt. Cobalt's newest effort is its own brutal beast, a double-album animal. Slow Forever sheds the black metal moniker in favor of a more encompassing style of metal that draws inspiration from everything from different extreme metal genera to Americana, ive rock, and punk. Wunder handles all instrumentation for Slow Forever while Fell focuses on all of the vocal arrangements. It is a new start for Cobalt.
Album · 2016 · 12 Songs. In the seven years since 2009’s Gin, the Colorado duo swapped half its lineup-ex-Lord Mantis frontman Charlie Fell is doing the snarling now-but that’s not all Cobalt changed. Once recognizably black metal, their harrowing sludge now wades waist-deep in gunk-encrusted hardcore, Tool’s open-spaced art-grunge, the sadistic nihilism of Swans, and even primal roots forms. Hunt the Buffalo and Beast Whip both open as lumberjack-shack blues, Breath shimmers like forest-folk Led Zeppelin, and the lone voice on Iconoclast is a sampled Ernest Hemingway.
Cobalt (7). Slow Forever (2xCD, Album). Profound Lore Records. referencing Slow Forever, 2xLP, Album, PFL-162. Can't vouch for universal quality, but mine is a fantastically well-made pressing, one of the best I've bought in a while. Makes me almost sad that "Siege" isn't included on the vinyl.
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Cobalt - Slow Forever 10 songs lyrics: Hunt the Buffalo, Animal Law, Ruiner, Beast Whip, King Rust, Breath, Cold Breaker, Elephant Graveyard, Final Will, Slow Forever.
McSorley has stated that the band plan on recording a new album following their East Coast tour in May 2013, and that it will be entitled Slow Forever. He gave Wunder his blessings to continue with the project, if Wunder so chooses. On June 23, 2015, Cobalt revealed that Wunder was officially in the studio and actively recording Slow Forever, with a tentative release date of early 2016. Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis) will be contributing to the new album
Slow Forever delivers a familiar collection of wild, pummeling riffs, with just enough changes to keep Cobalt’s signature sound fresh. These changes aside, however, Slow Forever sounds how any listener would expect a Cobalt album to sound-which is to say, gloriously untamed. Guitars churn out beastly riff after beastly riff, chaotic drums pounding away alongside like a rhinoceros stampede.