KOLDBORN hail from Denmark, and have no regrets about what type of music they thoroughly enjoy playing, critics and naysayers be damned. Heavily influenced by the likes of HATE ETERNAL, SUFFOCATION and ZYKLON (amongst others), KOLDBORN proudly wears its influences on its collective sleeve.
With a “take-no-prisoners” attitude when it comes to playing Death Metal, “The Uncanny Valley” just OOZES with fury and anger. The music, for the most part, is pretty relentless. Attacking you from all sides like bullets headed in your general direction, this is the aural equivalent of brutal assault. Often going off at breakneck speed, the music occasionally slows down and instead of barraging the listener, it slows down and feels like a steamroller slowly crushing everything in its path. This is fucking HEAVY, make no mistake.
It’s enjoyable if you love Death Metal, you may like this. It’s one of those albums that make it seem like a mob of angry criminals showed up at your door and beat the shit out of you just because they could. Despite it being one of the better Extreme Metal albums I’ve heard in a LONG while, I cannot justify giving this album more than a 7, because the band hasn’t threaded any new ground, and you’ve heard this before.
Worth listening to.
(Online November 26, 2006)