COLOSSUS OF DESTINY - Eden EP
Genre: Sludge / Post Hardcore
Frankly I found this Parisian band's second EP release to be an enigma. First off their name is also that of a horrible live album put out by the MELVINS in 2001. Secondly the info I received on them cites MASTODON, BARONESS and KYLESA as comparisons. How unfortunate it is that those are three acts I really don't care for at all. I'm not gonna slag em for that. Fact is out of those three acts they have a similar sound and style to MASTODON. Luckily for them this EP has only four cuts, any more then I'd be bored as if it was the real thing. So if you think any song by MASTODON is exciting after the first minute then you'll like this.
Of course this band was also tagged as being Sludge and Post Hardcore. Frankly I think the former is a misnomer. Just like one of their comparisons, COLOSSUS OF DESTINY transcend typical sludge with a progressive edge. They have that heavy groove meets tech metal style going for them. The vocals are yelled yet are not gratingly emo or phoney sounding like most New York post rock bands do nowadays. Over the past year I've learned that the French post rock underground has some of the most intense acts on the face of the Earth. It's as if they've created a revival of American post-isms in music, added some real revolutionary angst then handed it back into our fat faces with the words "manger ce". Well if you were not happy with the Hunter then here you go.