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COLD SUMMER – ‘Fight To Survive’ EP Review

COLD SUMMER – Fight To Survive

cold-summerCold Summer are an energetic post-hardcore four-piece from Leeds. The band’s sound is very difficult to pin down and categorize. Their latest six song EP, Fight to Survive, opens with a U2 style keyboard and guitar introduction before launching into a emo-style aggressive vocal backed by powerful drumming. Bear Eats Wolf marries a melodic verse with screamed vocals. The song is complex in structure changing pace and approach but it does not lack for power and anger in delivery!

The band were formed late in 2011 in Leeds, UK and they have maintained a strong DIY work ethic, self-producing/releasing 2 EP’s (Transitions & Wake) in 2012 and a self-titled album in 2013.

Fight To Survive rallies against apathy and A Time Imagination Forgot To Inspire is three and a half minutes of strong melody coupled with muscular guitar, drums and bass delivery. The third track, Car Crash (in Progress) is one of my favorites as the band channel Muse and Rage Against The Machine and produce a classic.

On Coins Fall (But Don’t Make It) Cold Summer produce an intricate song that bounces between two vocal styles – one growled, one melodic – to great effect as the guitar licks are relentless. This is good stuff!

Fifth up is the bass introduction of Waiting, a track that, like the others on the EP, builds, changes direction and never fails to draw in the listener. The EP closes with Something, Nothing, No-one and it does not disappoint.

Cold Summer are building a strong live reputation and this release will help to spread the word. They’re fresh, energetic, angry and I’d suggest catching up with them very soon. Start with this EP which you can grab here: –


Track Listing

  1. Bear Eats Wolf
  2. A Time Imagination Forgot to Inspire
  3. Car Crash (In Progress)
  4. Coins Fall (But Don’t Make It)
  5. Waiting
  6. Something, Nothing, No-one




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