Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Cobalt War Metal album cover
3.00 | 2 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review

Buy COBALT Music
from partners
Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hammerfight (4:44)
2. Angelfangs (6:25)
3. Raise the Hammer of War (4:56)
4. World On Its Knees (4:34)
5. Summoning of Napalm Mists (5:23)
6. Lunar Warface (5:10)
7. Empire of the Moth (8:39)

Total playing time 38:31

Line-up / Musicians

Erik Wunder / drums, vocals, bass, guitar
Phil McSorley / vocals, guitar

Releases information

Released by From Beyond Productions, 2005.

Thanks to Any Colour You Like for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy COBALT War Metal Music

COBALT War Metal ratings distribution

(2 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (100%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

COBALT War Metal reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars "War Metal" is the debut full-length studio album by US, Greeley, Colorado based black metal act Cobalt. The album was released through From Beyond Productions in April 2005. "War Metal" was already recorded in May 2003 at Hellion Studio though. Cobalt is a two-piece act consisting of Erik Wunder on Drums, Vocals, Bass and Guitar and Phil McSorley on Vocals and Guitar.

The music on "War Metal" is pretty straight forward black metal with blasting drums, raspy vocals, and distorted guitars. There are lots of more traditional heavy metal elements on the album too though and itīs especially when the pace is slowed down a bit that some groove and melody appear. The musicianship on the album is excellent. Iīm especially fond of the drumming on the album which is tight and furiously fast played. The songwriting and the riffs are of a pretty standard quality though and I could have wished for a more innovative or original songwriting approach. The production is not your typical thin high end black metal sound. The sound is fat, full, and pretty brutal and thatīs something that might appeal to death metal fans rather than black metal ditto. A very successful sound production, which suits the music well.

While thereīs certainly room for improvement, "War Metal" is a pretty enjoyable black metal release by Cobalt and Iīd say a 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of COBALT "War Metal"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.