The Danish duo Kold made an auspicious start in the summer of 2021 with their self-titled debut EP released by the respected German label Vendetta Records. Over the course of four substantial tracks totaling nearly 40 minutes, they earned their name, winding through ice-bound realms of black metal, both bleak and brittle, desolate and haunting, but also thrusting listeners into blizzard-storms of harrowing intensity and elevating them into daunting vistas of panoramic scale.
The EP’s songs were long excursions but never monotonous, thanks to the band’s already well-formed talent for moving the songs through striking contrasts of momentum and mood, and an aptitude for crafting moving melodies of dark and formidable power. Depressive gloom might shroud the music with a heavy mantle in one phase, and in another it might ring like ethereal chimes, beautiful as well as chilling, or race like a dangerous mountain avalanche.
That EP made such a great first impression that we’re happy to report that Kold now have a debut album named Intet Mere Er set for a March 3rd release by the same Vendetta Records. To help spread the word we’re now premiering a captivating album track named “Vinden, Den Kalder Dit Navn”. Continue reading »