Initiated as a solo project by singer Coldun himself in 2006, COLDUN has meanwhile grown into a veritable formation.
The group is made up of top-class musicians and long-time companions, all of whom have gained experience and competence through various band activities and projects in the last 20 years.
[ Pic: Coldun ]
Coldun • Vocals, Bass, Hammond, Synths
ZK • Guitars
MR • Guitars
NC • Drums
On the impressively art-minded 2014 second work „Collapsing Polarities“ the whole timeless class of COLDUN’s aesthetic-philosophically impregnated work is already revealed.
Now the musicians climb the logical next step together with their enthroned throat emperor:
The new and third album with the inspiring title „Grand Sun Ritual“ was mixed and mastered in the Priory Recording Studios Birmingham by Greg Chandler (Esoteric) in outstanding quality.
The ATMOSPHERIC PROGRESSIVE METAL of the soulful top experts from the Ore Mountains is once again vocalized in a highly uplifting manner with the absolute grand championship, for which the unmistakably evocative exceptional voice of frontman Coldun stands so uniquely.
With the professional artwork, the authors represent their profound complete works in finest cover and inlay quality:
[ Artwork: KaGo.O_O ]
01. Grand Sun Ritual 07:41
02. The Forest And The Soul 06:23
03. Down Below 07:42
04. Salvation Day 08:32
05. Stories Untold 05:19
06. Hail Out To Thebes 09:16
07. I Dreamed That Dream 06:34
total: 52:00 min.
Listen title track:
„Grand Sun Ritual“, a real soul slurper, shows influences from Doom to Post Metal and connects both worlds, which the tasteful creators love so much.
Thus, COLDUN let atmospheric and deeply rich ambient sounds come together with wild Rock/Metal guitar riffs and drums in an amazingly fluid way, deliciously refined with the classic aroma of 70s guitar and Hammond feeling.
The necessary edge in the often majestic sound image is provided by hard, sometimes even post-black stagings, which can ultimately bring a modern, but always fully genuine and down-to-earth high-class sound to brilliant radiance.
[ Pic: Coldun ]
In terms of content, the new long-player revolves around the eternally topical questions of humanity about the respective meaning of life and death.
The thought-provoking lyrics of the songs show a radically positive basic tenor, which stands for Coldun’s personal conviction that in death nothing is absolute – and certainly not an end.
In recent years he has developed and cultivated relevant impulses for this insight as a distinctly spiritual character by means of various journeys to areas of the world that are correspondingly revealing for him. (Markus Eck)
2007 • Necessariis? Dubiis? Caritas? (Full-length)
2014 • Collapsing Polarities (Full-length)
2021 • Grand Sun Ritual (Full-length)
9 / 10
„… captivates … so extraordinarily well that one can hardly get away from it after intensive enjoyment … impressive sound design …“
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