Released: 2012, Temple Of Torturous
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Kolp are a 2 piece black metal band from Budapest, Hungary who formed in 2010 and released their debut album “The Covered Pure Permanence”. They are known for their traditional yet adventurous sound.
Their latest release ‘The Outside’ did get off to an ok start, the first 2 tracks having elements of doom, bassy sludge metal. “There Was No Place To Hide” is probably the strongest off the album. Unfortunately for me, the rest was all downhill from there. I love an album of heavy dark riffs as much as anyone else but this album was just not up to it at all. 80% of the albums tracks had no vocals, this would be ok but the singer felt the need for constant growling which in the end became highly irritating. The music itself is really nothing special.
There are no particular tunes or riffs that really stand out and their sound was very boring at times; I don’t think lyrics would have even saved it.
The overall sound was very poor, very grainy and not very well produced. To me, this is a very lazy band, they seem to have just thrown a couple of sounds together, chucked in a few grunts and that was that! I only hope that there next offering improves greatly. Very disappointed, could not wait for the album to finish!
Review by Lianne Alice