When thinking of sludge metal, southern New Jersey might not be the first place that comes to mind but Kolossor is out to change that with Crown of Horns, their full length debut which is set for release April 6 via Sludgelord Records. These ten tracks consist of three you may remember from their 2017 self-titled EP and the other seven build on their already established massively thick sound. It’s sludge and doom with a slight nod to stoner metal fuzz that rounds the edges out just enough to showcase their collective ability to dance around a gnarly groove. Today, Nine Circles is excited to premiere the third track, “Wall of Sleep” so head inside to check it out for yourself.
Out of all the songs on this album, I can’t think of a better one to highlight what Kolossor are all about. All the band’s influences shine through in a cohesive mass of sludgy doom metal with a psychedelic slant. That’s not even mentioning the percussive onslaught from Jerry Arsenault or the outstanding bass work from Jay Berringer or even the high flying late track solo from Greg Frisenda who also lends some seriously whiskey soaked vocals here. I could go on and on but I’ll save it for you to take another listen and decide for yourself.