Side projects are nothing new in metal, and in recent years
there seems to be an increase in such bands.
Coldseed brings together six members from three countries
(Sweden, Germany, and Spain), three of whom are quite
familiar to metal fans (Björn "Speed" Strid, Oliver Holzwarth,
and Thomen Stauch).
The list of other bands featuring these guys is impressive:
And yet Coldseed sounds absolutely nothing like any of them.
Instead, this is an odd sort of modern metal, with traces of
industrial and nu-metal (though the band
should not be categorized as either), and Strid alternating clean
and harsher vocals, even more so than he has on his recent
Again, this is clearly not anything like what one might expect
from these guys (it’s also quite atypical for the record label,
as this is not the sort of stuff that Nuclear Blast usually releases).
A bit on the inconsistent side overall, but at least there’s an
effort to try something outside the flavor of the month.
Completion Makes The Tragedy
Reviews: Sea Of Tranquility
- My Affliction
- Democracy Lesson
- Nothing but a Loser
- Five More to Fix
- Burning with a Shade
- On My Way
- Completion Makes the Tragedy
- Vulture of the Throne
- At Last
- Björn Strid
- Thorsten Praest
- Gonzalo Alfageme López
- Oliver Holzwarth
- Mi Schüren
- Thomas Stauch