Black Cobra - Bestial
I have been so busy lately...but doing good things...more on that later...the Black Cobra has been helping me through it. Black Cobra, besides having one of the coolest record covers in recorded history (yeah, I have a slight obsession with Octopus, Squid and other color changing cephalopods...) Black Cobra have managed a great crossover of hardcore, punk and doom. DOOOOOOOMMM!!!. The songs are not your typical doom opuses as many bands of the genre seem to favour, but the songs dont suffer as a result. Little pockets of scathing micro Doom. The arrangement of the tracks are tight and to the point and everything is coated with a super low end fuzzed out doom sound, even when they speed it up. Yep, thats right, they actually play fast. Some songs actually have an oldschool hardcore sound ala Minor Threat, yet all played at a super detuned level with a foggy haze around it. Biting and harsh and definitely fun, Black Cobra is sure to please fans of a few different genres. While nothing new, and at times blantantly ripping off Boris and Mastodon, and coming off sounding like an updated Groundwork, I still find much to enjoy here and would look forward to the band leaning more on the doom side of things in the future.