We’re floored (but not surprised) by the positive press pouring in for Cold Blue Mountain. Read up – and then buy your own!
“Musically it is outstanding, drawing together a wide array of underground threads to craft music that is genuinely deep and rewarding, repaying multiple listens with a breadth and depth of song-writing that marks these five musicians out as a very special group of individuals. Here there is power and groove, but there is also an avant-garde sensibility that sees the riffs often flare out of control and blaze brightly in the darkness… a cross between Kyuss and Sabbath, it is the music of the desert, all red hot sand and mirage-drenched cacti brought into the heart of your home via the band’s imaginative and evocative riffing.
Gogmagogical and CBM have gone that extra mile in creating the vinyl edition … it is a beguiling package for a record collector.” – Sonic Abuse
“Heaving riffs, stoner rock groove, Hammond organ and even some ‘post-metal’ parts make Cold Blue Mountain a diverse and insanely catchy listen. Take heed sludge fans, and climb the Mountain.” – About.com Heavy Metal
“Cold Blue Mountain school the listener in an exercise in calculated brutality where the band’s sound is colossal, omnious, and at times, hauntingly beautiful.” – The Elementary Revolt
“From the opening riff of ‘Branch Davidian Compound’ to the final moments of ‘MK Outro,’ the band hits you over the head with a hammer and drags you through just over 27 minutes of hot ash and splintered wood. The nine songs on their self-titled record touch on multiple genres: from the stoner-ish ‘Dark Secret’ to the dense, experimental layers of ‘Lone Pine,’ there’s a chunk of remains for just about any fan of metal; a sludge-filled, doom-laden slab of what can only be described as ‘good.’ Perhaps ‘great’ is a better word. These guys know exactly what they’re doing. I, for one, hope they keep doing it.” – Echoes and Dust
“Gogmagogical Records has done a stellar job at serving up a rock-solid sophomore release … Cold Blue Mountain’s first album is a clear winner, and the record to add to your shortlist.” – The Metal Advisor
“Cold Blue Mountain is a band who deserves your attention now. The album is a masterclass on how to blend different genres and moods to brilliant effect. The songs have the perfect balance of Sludge, Stoner, Doom and Post-Metal riffs blended together, which is a very hard thing to pull off. However, Cold Blue Mountain have succeeded on every level.” – The Sludgelord
“I love when bands forsake the whole bullshit of genres and sub-genres and just bring straight-forward metal, which is what Cold Blue Mountain does.” – Hammer Smashed Sound