“Eight song 12″ EP. For those of you not familiar with Coldbringer, they feature members of From Ashes Rise, Hellshock, Call The Police, the Del Toros, and Talk Is Poison. They play a style of melodic hardcore that draws from influences like Naked Raygun, Leatherface, Husker Du and the Wipers, but is all their own at the same time.”
I’ve been getting a fair number of records these days with hand-screened covers and the Coldbringer LP has some striking artwork. A stingingly melodic punk sound that sounds like a cross between Born Dead Icons’ doomy sound with Leatherface’s tuneful properties. Vocalist John Wilkerson (formerly with From Ashes Rise) has Frankie Stubbs’ timbre, albeit in a lower register. I know comparisons suck but that’s the best way I can describe it. The people in this band have played in more ‘crusty’ or thrashy bands and this marks a departure away from D-beat and epic qualities. A warmth along with the power and vigor.