Keeping the blasting roars of hard rock alive, Danish rockers Cold Drop released their self-titled record on the 27th of February 2023 via Lions Pride Music. Cold Drop are simply answering the everlasting question “is rock dead?” with their heavy riffing arsenal and true rocking attitude, let me tell you more about it.
With an open sound and groovy vibes, Cold Drop opened their self-titled with Sweet Lucille. Their riffs and flow say a lot about their influences and hard-rocking roots, as you can feel their engaging energy dragging you into their world and sending you back into rock’s glorious days. Cold Drop has a tight heavy sound with fluid riffs, a cool groove, and powerful vocals that when combined in such a dynamic solid structure, produced one hell of an opener. Building on Sweet Lucille‘s energy comes All Night Baby with a melodic shredding intro and pounding drumming that perfectly builds up to a powerful verse and a singalong fun chorus, it doesn’t stop there as it keeps on progressing with an unstoppable dynamic drive and killer guitar work. As they keep on pushing their sound even further, expanding into heavier yet more melodic areas comes Don’t Wake Me Up with groovy flowing riffs, melodic guitars, insanely interesting jazzy drumming, and a remarkable vocal delivery that had a strong impact on its theatrical sound and flow. Steering the record’s dynamics into a calmer zone and more emotional vibes comes Broke My Heart. It shows Cold Drop‘s diverse writing, using their good command of their instruments and sense of melody to give the listener a heartfelt experience, with their deep emotional melodies and strong heart-hitting vocals. Cold Drop started spicing things up again and regained their uplifting moving mood on Looking for Love. Smoothly they take us on a heavy banging ride with a multi-layered structure that only moves forward, and my favorite solo off this record so far hands down. Expanding into a heavier sound with harder and sharper riffs, My Precious Metal Heart comes next. The intro’s sharp riff and pounding bass and drums at the verse filled me with anticipation, while the easy-going yet catchy vocal melody kept me hooked and paying full attention. That’s What Makes the World Go ‘Round comes next with an irresistible groove and entertaining bluesy wailing guitars. The chorus’ arrangement is pretty wild with some guitar work that kept me nodding in pure satisfaction, it has an edgy vocal melody and ripping solos that were wisely incorporated within its structure to keep it fresh and maintain its heaviness. Hold On comes next with a cool mood-blasting intro that takes us to a calm melodic verse, it seamlessly builds up to a bigger significantly dramatic sound that made me revisit it again and again. It has a fluid progression that was cleverly and patiently crafted to keep things entertaining without compromising its emotional side. Moving towards the end of the record you’ll encounter Don’t Count Me Out, an irresistible rocking tune that’ll send you off your seat headbanging and playing air guitar. It has everything a hard rock fan’s looking for from a relentlessly uplifting structure to catchy moving riffs, jazzy playful drumming, guitar hero licks, and mesmerising catchy vocals. Freedom comes to end the record on a high note with fast riffs and a bright sound. Its adrenaline-fueled pace, tasty riffs, and dominant expressive vocals will take control over your senses, leaving you playing the record all over again from the top.
Cold Drop‘s self-titled record is living proof that heavy rocking music is here to stay forever! These guys managed to create a tight and well-balanced record with loads of movements and catchy killer lines that clearly show their musicianship and top-notch writing skills. Will definitely be looking forward to more from Cold Drop, keep on rocking guys. Cheers!