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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Band To Burn One To-Colossus

The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Colossus.


True to their roots, this powerful trio who performs a headstrong metal with roots deep in the impenetrable mire of the stoner/doom/sludge tradition nuansed with streaks of progressive rock, post metal and psychadelica. A wide blend of influences are entwined and results in an accomplished and coherent music that is as direct and powerful as it is multi layered and meandering. Names that are commonly mentioned in relation to Colossus are Mastodon, Neurosis, Kyuss and Tool to name a few.

Colossus have created a name through a series of intensive, well regarded gigs throughout Stockholm rock scene. The demo "The Mechanical Engineering of Living Machines" gave the band a huge following all over the world and the songs could be heard on radiostations and compilations throughout the globe. Now, a year later the follow up is due for release, enter three song EP "Spiritual Myiasis" filled with nearly 20 demanding minutes. With this release, which is the final step to the coming fulllength album scheduled this fall, the band aims to take the next step onto the established scene and spread their music to a bigger audience.

Colossus is the perfect blend of Doom/Sludge with progressive complexities and a trace of psychedelia. Along with crunchy melodic guitar work, moving basslines and a passionate vocal, Colossus will leave you craving for more. Highly recommended for fans of bands from Meshuggah to Mastadon.


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