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The Cold

21 Feb 2011 | Format: MP3

£6.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 21 Feb 2011
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Copyright: 2011 Nuclear Blast GmbH
  • Total Length: 1:06:49
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  • ASIN: B004L7EK9A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,413 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lee Vickers on 15 Sep 2010
Format: Audio CD
I've been a Flotsam and Jetsam fan since their debut. Flotsam always had that little bit more than some of the bands that came out of the thrash scene. No doubt there will be some saying "are they still going?" but where some bands from the scene disbanded (and then reformed when the scene kicked in again many years later)...Flotsam never went away. Apart from the odd break, Flotsam have constantly released albums. Flotsam and Jetsam are hard to pin down because, as I say, they do add a little more to the mix than bog standard thrash, there was an experimental edge and a tendency to take risks and push the envelope.

'The Cold' is Flotsam's 10th album and it is an absolute belter. The previous album, 2005's "Dreams of Death" seemed be all over the place, a bit like its subject matter. I really thought that this was the end...but no, not only do Flotsam come back with a great album but a career defining album. This is the best that Flotsam have sounded, in my opinion, since Drift and Cuatro. Standout tracks on "The Cold" have to be...power ballad (Flotsam style) "Better of Dead", the glorious "Take", the haunting title track and the thrash fest, just to show that they still have it, my favourite track, "K.Y.A.". What impressed me about this album was not just that it sounds like Flotsam back to their best but they really have gone out of their way to make the best album that they could. By that I mean that there are some arrangements that, even as a long time fan, are surprising but they have ensured that there are some great solos and riffing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Metalchris on 14 Oct 2010
Format: Audio CD
I'll keep this short as like the other reviewer I have also been a Flots fan since Doomsday came out and now 25yrs later this band delivers possibly a career defining moment! The Cold stands head and shoulders above their other work. Brilliant album. Most mature offering from F&J so far. Everything sounds stellar. Production is punchy and in your face. This is a crafted metal album from musicians who know what they are doing. Really memorable riffs, solos and incredible vocals. Great balance between heavy (Black Cloud) & melodic (Better Off Dead). Read the reviews on Amazons USA site for confirmation of this. For me this makes up for my 'wanting more' feeling from Nevermore's Ob Con CD and I love that band! Thankyou F&J for making what is for me the best album of the year so far- roll on the new Forbidden CD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Mc on 11 April 2011
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Having been brought up with the original thrash metal scene, Flotsam and Jetsam were always a band prominent in my consciousness, and despite losing touch with their output somewhat, I was delighted to see they had released a new album to [some] rave reviews. So I made the purchase - so does 'The Cold' live up to the rave reviews? Er... sort of.

'Doomsday for the Deceiver' aside, one of the banes of F and J's career has been inconsistency. Many of their tracks have hit insane heights that none others can reach, but have been surrounded by filler material with weak or patchy song-writing. 'The Cold' is no different.

Opener 'Hypocrite' is a shocker. A monotone riff with an ill-fitting vocal line and a chorus that consists of 'Hypocrite' shouted four times. Not good enough. Alarm bells were ringing. But following this are 'Take' and 'The Cold' - two of the best darn tracks that will be produced this year. 'The Cold' in particular is a stunning, rousing power ballad with a blitzing vocal performance from Eric.

The up-down feel continues all the way through ('Better off dead': good, 'Black Cloud', 'KYA': duff). Many of the tracks - frustratingly - suffer from weak writing in the guitar department - too many riffs are monotone in nature and rely on Eric's vocal line to carry the song.

The reason for four stars in a somewhat negative review is the stunning vocal performance by Eric AK - is he the best singer in modern day thrash metal? Maybe - or maybe second only to 'Blitz' from Overkill. Rousing, technically perfect and passionate, he frequently turns good songs into great, and rescues many of the tracks that suffer from the aforementioned weak songwriting.

Overall, a solid, occasionally brilliant but otherwise inconsistent release - this will please many, but after 25 years you wonder how much mileage adjectives like 'solid' and inconsistent' will afford.
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