Dec 202017
 

 

The fourth album by the Portuguese death metal band Colosso is entitled Rebirth, a title that could be understood in more than one way. Aside from the album’s lyrical themes, it marks a transformation of the band from a five-piece group to the studio project of Colosso’s founder, Max Tomé, who is supported on Rebirth by guest drummer Emídio Alexandre (The Autist, ex-Shadowsphere).

Rebirth will be released digitally and on tape and CD on February 25, 2018, and today it’s our pleasure to premiere the first single from the new album, which itself is entitled “Rebirth“. Continue reading »

Aug 022017
 

 

Last September the Portuguese death metal band Colosso released their second album under the title Obnoxious, which refers not to the sound of the music but to the lyrical focus of the songs — “the extreme void of society, a black hole created by egos, profit and chaos.” In advance of that release we premiered a lyric video for the album’s second track, “The Unrepentant“, and today it’s our pleasure to premiere yet another Colosso video. This one is for the album’s opening song, “In Memoriam“.

When we debuted “The Unrepentent”, I asked you to imagine the combined, coordinated sounds of a giant threshing machine applying its ministrations to a packed mass of fleeing bodies, a titanic rock crusher operating at tumultuous speed in a smoking quarry, and swarms of mechanical xenomorphs at war in an uncomfortably near-Earth orbit — because those were the visions that the song spawned in my own head. I have some different mental pictures this time. Continue reading »

Aug 102016
 

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On September 9 the Portuguese death metal band Colosso will release their second album under the title Obnoxious, which refers not to the sound of the music but to the lyrical focus of the songs — “the extreme void of society, a black hole created by egos, profit and chaos.” Today we have for you the debut of a lyric video for the album’s second track, “The Unrepentant“.

By way of biographical history, Colosso burst upon the scene with a 2012 debut album called Abrasive Peace at a time when Colosso was the solo project of Max Tomé (with drums performed on the album by the esteemed Dirk Verbeuren). By the time of Colosso’s second release, the Thallium EP, Tomé had recruited a full band, and they followed Thallium with a 7″ double-single named Foregone Semblances in 2014.

And still the band’s sound continues to evolve, as reflected on the new album, with more progressive and experimental elements in the music. But as you’ll hear in the video we’re premiering, ferocity is very much a leading ingredient as well. Continue reading »