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progressive black metal, thrash metal, USBM, sludge, rock

Současný label:

Southern Lord Records


Erik Wunder - All instruments
Charlie Fell - Vocals


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Cobalt is a Progressive Black Metal band from the USA. Ever since their inception in the late nineties, Colorado’s (sometimes controversial) Cobalt have slowly, and slyly, made a reputation within the underground Black Metal scene.

Their debut album (which followed their Hammerfight EP), aptly titled War Metal (released on Displeased Records) showed Cobalt’s creative prowess within the genre by offering a shape-shifting dose of brutality and rawness.

Cobalt's second album, Eater of Birds, is generally considered to represent an immense leap forward from the band's debut. Recorded at Flatline Audio and produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage) Eater of Birds embraces the band’s vicious take on chaotic brutal avant-garde black metal while substantially raising the ambition of the music. By incorporating the crushing monolithicism of Neurosis and Swans, and taking avant garde black metal to new unconventional brutality, amongst ritualistic shaman-like rhythms and pulsations, through its 70-plus-minute pillage, Eater of Birds is a unique journey through vast bizarre landscapes and ocean-like terrain. Eater of Birds also features a guest appearance by Jarboe of Swans fame on the tracks “Invincible Sun” and a moving appearance on “Androids, Automatons, and Nihilists”, her first official foray into extreme metal.

On March 17th 2009, Cobalt released their third album, "Gin". The album further expanded the band's audience and received critical acclaim.

Phil McSorley left the band in 2014. Charlie Fell now performs vocals for the band.

The band's fourth album, Slow Forever, was released in 2016. Arguably even more ambitious than the band's previous work, Slow Forever is a double album that runs for nearly eighty-four minutes in its CD edition.

Cobalt discography:

*Hammerfight (EP, 2003)
*War Metal (2005)
*Eater of Birds (2007)
*Landfill Breastmilk Beast (EP, 2008)
*Gin (2009)
*Slow Forever (2016)

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