22. Black Cobra - Invernal
I hadn't heard much of this band's material before I saw them on tour a few years ago with High on Fire, but what I saw that night got me interested. However, aside from an unhealthy addiction to the track "Chronosphere", my interest in this band was rather fleeting as I quickly passed on to other more interesting things. Then they released this album. Wow. Now this is some fantastic stuff. Riffy as all get-out, I'm telling ya. The production is better, too, and it allows the listener to hear everything that's going on in this sludgy maelstrom. Quite simply, this is Black Cobra's best work yet, and it's like a shot of steroids for a band that was probably already going places. Now they're just going to rage all the harder on their way to awesomeness, and I can't say I'm disappointed with that fact.
Also, I think this dude totally hit the nail on the head
regarding this album.