|Review: Cobra - Grito en el Abismo|
|Grito en el Abismo|
Label: American Line Productions
Year released: 2012
Review online: February 5, 2013
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:Grito en el Abismo
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (8 Votes)
It's been a proven fact for many years that good Metal music can come from anywhere; no matter if you get your Metal music from Brooklyn, NY or Mälmö, Sweden or Peking, China. Metal music is a global thing, no strings attached. This 3-piece outfit, Cobra, comes from Bogotá, Colombia, and they play decent traditional Speed/Thrash/Heavy Metal with relatively fast tempos, which greatly appeals to yours truly. The band's debut album, Grito en el Abismo, was originally released on the small indie label SoundTech at the end of 2010, but due to demand for a re-release, Mexican label American Line Productions put it out again in 2012, including two bonus tracks (taken from the band's 2005 self-titled 4-track demo).
They remind me of Iron Angel quite a bit but also of early works of bands like Grave Digger and Exodus. This Colombian trio has managed to create a quite enjoyable slab for people to listen to. The guys' playing skills are obvious on fast and furious speedsters like "Cobra," "Night Hunter," "Ataque Metal" and "Guerrero Speed." Then again, a mid-tempo song like "Exceso de Alcohol", is pure Heavy Metal, featuring, as all the songs do, Mario's amazing solo work. Adrian's raspy and screeching vocal style fits into the band's style like an armored fist fits into your ugly mouth. The two bonus tracks don't add much to the album as the sound is beyond awful. Besides, one can find better versions on the actual album, so I really don't see the point of including them on this release. Oh well, I don't know, maybe they will make someone happy out there.
One thing remains to be answered; is Cobra's Grito en el Abismo worth checking out? You bet it is.
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