Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Black Cobra - Chronomega
Black Cobra’s latest record ‘Chronomega’ comes from a heavily riff-laden cavern proudly presenting a fiercely venomous collection of de-tuned compositions and proves that Black Cobra are living up to not only their ferocious reputation, but also their brutal name.
A distorted type of brashness is present throughout the most part of this record with crunchy guitar harmonies mixed in their own brand of heavy rock prowess. The album seamlessly rolls from one tune to the next as I feel that perhaps moshing to this record is just not enough? The stereo must be tuned to eleven or just loud enough so that you can hear the over faded heavily distorted vocals.
Track 4 ‘Chronoshpere’ has a seriously catchy Riff as the Time signature seems to merge seamlessly with the complicated Riffery.
The lads that hail from Los Angeles have created a sound that is fresh out of the snake charmers basket, as they have taken influence from an early ‘Queens of the Stone Age’ that is prominent especially on ‘Zero Point Field’ and track number 7 ‘Storm Shadow’. They are from the same stoner doom part of town where Kyuss and Slo Burn used to run the show, Black Cobra are still with us and have been creating doom tunes since 2002.
Last track on the album ‘Nefarian Triangle’ will summon a bellow of the beast from beneath your 4 poster.
I recommend you sleep with one eye open when experiencing the sheer determination of the Black Cobra….
By Joseph Head