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Loathe - ‘The Cold Sun’

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 6 April 2017 at 15.20

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Pessimism never sounded so good.

If you’re looking for a distraction from the chaos of 2017… sorry, you won’t find it on Loathe’s cataclysmically bleak debut album.

Colliding the darkest, grittiest and plain nastiest elements of metalcore and nu metal, the mysterious collective deal in all things downtuned and downbeat.

Yet there’s more to these songs than just wallowing in misery; from desolate, ambient interludes to the odd (surprisingly) poppy chorus. It’s all tied together with a full-on narrative about the end of the world, too.

Good luck not being swept away by the band’s singular vision – even if, at times, you might not want to be.

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