coldburn is one of my favourite german bands. i love their dark and gritty take on hardcore. they manage to sound modern enough to stand their ground in today's scene, but still have an undeniable old-school edge that shows where they have been coming from. it's been four years since their first 7" and three since their last lp. quite a long time for a sophomore output but they took their time and the wait was definitely worth it.
while on 'the harsh fangs of life' they couldn't keep intensity up throughout the whole record, 'down in the dumps' takes all the good ingredients of 'harsh fangs' and adds a healthy portion of grown musicianship and song-writing skills. if you like stuff in the vein of downpresser and alpha and omega, you should definitely give them a try. speaking of, via this link you can check out the album in its entirety.
i was lucky as to how i came to know about pre-orders for the new record. the new nasty record gone on pre-order something like a month before 'down in the dumps' did. i was checking the beatdown hardwear facebook page for some snap shots of the vinyl colour configurations of 'shokka' and came across the anouncement concerning the coldburn record. up to this incident i wasn't even aware of a new coldburn album coming my way.
that's the irony of life. without having an acount and despising facebook, it was this very social network that helped me out. i thought i snagged the most limited colour way on opaque pink marble vinyl out of /100. after checking discogs i know that there is a clear pink marble edition out of /75 and another colour limited to 100 copies. green marble which was sold by the band. whatever, love the artwork. but who is this guy and is that a bat in his hands? somebody knows the story behind it? beatdown hardwear. 2015.