Parisian quintet COWARDS have become an unrelenting force since their inception in 2012, imposing their ruthless blend of metallic hardcore and sludge over a couple of 12” releases and stages all across Europe.
Only getting stronger and stronger as time passes by, the band now returns with their second album “Rise To Infamy”. These ten tracks stand up as their most cohesive work, brutally combining the heritage of Holy Terror/ H8000 inspired-hardcore with devastating sludge and black metal savagery.
Carrying a deep, oppressive urban coldness behind their spectacularly crushing wall of sound, the level of aggressivity spilled on “Rise To Infamy” is hard to endure. Everything has been managed to inflict maximum aural damage; once again recorded by Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studio in fall 2014, the bands monstrous tones sounds colder and more massive than ever. This is nothing but a monument of down-to-earth, unvarnished violence, punishing from start to finish.
1. Shame Along Shame 2. Never To Shine 3. Frustration (Is My Girl) 4. Beyond My Hands 5. Birth Of The Sadistic Son 6. Low Esteem 7. Anything But The Highroad 8. Wish For Infamy 9. Bend The Knee 10. So Easy