Friday, January 30, 2009

Coldworker - The Contaminated Void

The Contaminated Void

Coldworker was formed by the ex-Nasum members following the death of Mieszko Talarczyk. Coldworker was not intended to be an extension of Nasum and The Contaminated Void reflects this. Where Nasum was straight-forward grind, sounds like grind-influenced death metal, reminiscent of Dying Fetus but with less guitar wank.

Actually, on songs like the title track, I can hear some new-school, Unearth-type riffing. Alternately, Coldworker gets old-school when they slow down. The slower riffs sound like Autopsy or old Entombed. The Contaminated Void isn't anything progressive or ground-breaking. At the same time, it's not stuck on a nostalgia trip either. This is a solid debut by a good band with a bright future, who also seem to have overcome a deep, personal tragedy. The second Coldworker record should be killer.

Coldworker - The Contaminated Void


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