After four years of “silence” Sweden’s metal/hard rock icons Coldspell are back with a new album. ‘A New World Arise’ is the fourth album of Niclas Svedentorp (vocals), Michael Larsson (guitars), Chris Goldsmith (bass) and Per Johansson (drums), featuring 12 brand new tracks and it was once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn). All the songs are a mix of hard rock and metal filled with great hooks, riffs, melodies and catchy choruses and right after the first spin you might think that you have heard these songs before.
Opener ,,Forevermore’’ is a perfect example of such a familiar track, as this extremely melodic metal-like song seems to represent the whole work for this album in this track! ‘A New World Arise’ contains a lot more melodic anthems such as ,,Miles Away’’, ,,Get To The Top’’ or ,,Just One Night’’, the latter has an extremely addictive anthemic chorus line, which I cannot get out of my head for days; damn you guys….! ,,Signs’’ is the obligatory power ballad of the album, featuring nice guitar work by Larsson and a top notch vocal performance of Svedentorp. So, the new Coldspell album offers nothing new, as it is again another great album, a must for the fans and for lovers of melodic hard rock/metal. Listening tips: ,,Wait Til Tomorrow’’’, ,,Love Me Like You Do’’ and my favourite ,,This Is Me’’.