Awash in clichés, it's amazing that this five-piece actually makes a unique impression. Here's the checklist: They're from Finland, they're named after a bizarre murder case, they liberally combine epic keyboards and chunky riffs, their album is called "Hate Crew Deathroll," for chrissakes. Yet, despite some laughably by-the-numbers stuff, the material on "Hate Crew" is surprisingly interesting. Must be something about the Scandinavian winters, but bands from the region have a lock on merging majestic doom and gloom with fist-pumping rage and COB is no different. Yeah, the twinkly keyboard lines are silly, but they do add just the right amount of symphonic counterpoint to the grinding riffs of bulldozer-powerful tracks, including "Triple Corpse Hammerblow." And yes, the song is called "Triple Corpse Hammerblow."
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.