Colosso from Portugal have enlisted the help of several accomplished musicians to help take their vision to new heights. It includes the services of the Norse, Convulsing drummer Robin Stone and vocalists of Oak, Gaerea, Analepsy and more. No Clean Singing premiered the first song from the album that’s incredibly heavy and somewhat futuristic too, AT THIS LINK.
“That song immediately creates an oppressive atmosphere, and a palpable feeling of encroaching… pestilence… through a combination of monstrous guttural roars and gravel-throated howls, slowly paced and skull-crushing drum and bass, and eerie, dismal, and dissonant chords”
– “oppressive atmosphere” – No Clean Singing (US)
– “brilliant release” – Noob Heavy (Australia) 9/10
– “you’ll be dying for more” – Head-Banger Reviews (US)
Colosso (Portugal) – Apocalypse (January 24th, 2019)
Genre – Death Metal
Release Date – January 24th, 2020
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Norse, Morbid Angel, Fear Factory, Nile, Strapping Young Lad, Incantation, Meshuggah, Suffocation
After years of toiling in the underground, putting out six releases of ever-evolving death metal, Colosso have conjured up their finest and partnered with our label to put out their newest and easily their most ambitious one yet. Based on the concept of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, founding member Max Tomé has recruited different vocalists for each song to give them their own identity and it helps that they’re reputed figures in the Portuguese underground namely – Guilherme Henriques of Oak and Gaerea, Diogo Santana of Analepsy, and Sérgio Afonso of Bleeding Display. Furthermore, to lend a human element to this futuristic album, Robin Stone of Norse has taken over the drumming duties, with Alexandre Ribeiro of Grog fulfilling the bass responsibilities, while Max Tomé does the rest. The result is a breathtaking and refreshingly diverse album showcasing the myriad aspects of this bold and innovative death metal band without compromising on their aggressive, apocalyptic sound.
Band lineup –
Max Tomé – Guitars, Keyboards, Lyrics and Vocals on «Death»
Robin Stone (Norse) – Drums
Alexandre Ribeiro (Grog) – Bass
Guilherme Henriques (Oak) – Vocals on «Pestilence»
Sérgio Afonso (Bleeding Display) – Vocals on «War»
Diogo Santana (Analepsy) – Vocals on «Famine»
Design and layout by Phlegeton Art Studio (Lifelost, Wormed).
Mixed and mastered by Max Tomé
Track listing –