Coldspell falls into the same trap bands
like TNT and Ratt has done over and over: delivering an album that is flawless
technically, the musicianship is high, the production is good, but only two
songs are memorable and really catchy.
"Out from the Cold" is overall your normal
middle of the road Swedish hard rock album with a good vocalist, good guitar
work and loads of fine melodies. But the songs are just too safe and too close
the standard formula that it is hard to pick them apart, and only on a few
occasions do they take the songs to the level needed to stand out.
"One in a Million" and "Seven Wonders" are the
sole exceptions to the rule and if Coldspell decides to build on those
songs in the future then we might hear a lot more of them, if not then I am sure
they will drown in the big pool of talented hard rock bands. But if you are into
bands like Treat, Europe, Whitesnake and Gotthard then I suggest you give these
Swedes a listen.