All Our Sins

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews - MATT MILLS

ARIS­ING EM­PIRE Spir­ited Croa­t­ians charge up the groove metal wheel

De­spite com­menc­ing on a wor­ri­some foot­ing to the un­fo­cused sound of open­ing track Hesto And Pu­jto, All Our Sins ul­ti­mately goes on to be­come a weighty slab of con­sis­tently en­er­gised groove metal. The dou­ble-whammy of Fallen An­gels and Noth­ing sets the prece­dent, es­tab­lish­ing Cold Snap’s stance as a band who unite the blitzkrieg­like riffs and per­cus­sion of Pan­tera and Sepul­tura with the abra­sive melodies of such newer names as Five Fin­ger Death Punch and Twitch­ing Tongues. Fu­elled by this for­mula, the Croa­t­ians’ fourth al­bum def­i­nitely does not re­write the tem­plate, and clearly fuses 90s nos­tal­gia with mod­ern in­vig­o­ra­tion to at­tract an au­di­ence. But, all the same, it’s im­pos­si­ble to deny that All Our Sins is a truly fun ex­pe­ri­ence – one that pro­vides enough ri­otous vigour, rhyth­mic power and gui­tar hero­ics to ex­pertly tap into its sub­genre’s most vis­ceral com­po­nents. FOR FANS OF: SEPUL­TURA, TWITCH­ING TONGUES, AVENGED SEVEN­FOLD

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