BLACK COBRA: Invernal: CD

Despite the wicked fantasy art and song titles like “Crimson Blade” and “Obliteration,” this actually sounds eerily similar to Ministry more than anything else. A dense, nearly-industrial wall of noise with shouted vocals over it. Even when they slow things down, like the intricate beginnings of “Corrosion Fields,” it’s never for very long, which is too bad. After repeated listens, these songs really just blend right into each other.

 –keith (Southern Lord)