United Kingdom's Coltsblood have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of sludge and funeral doom metal and the album will be released on May 15th 2018 by Black Bow Records and is called "Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness".
A very dark yet heavy funeral doom metal sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar solos and leads while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the vocals being mostly deep death metal growls and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the high pitched screams also add in a touch of black metal along with the riffs also bringing in the heaviness of sludge as well as adding in some more melody on some of the later tracks and as the album progresses elements of crust punk can also be heard at times and a couple of tracks also adds a small amount of clean guitars and keyboards onto the recording.
Coltsblood creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of sludge and funeral doom metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark myths, legends, history, death and human mind themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Coltsblood and if you are a fan of sludge and funeral doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mortal Wound" and "The Final Winter". 8 out of 10.