ColdSpell - A New World Arise album review

The best Melodic Rock you can get this month

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It’s been four years since the excellent Frozen Paradise but at long last ColdSpell are back with a fourth album. As ever, the likes of Call Of The Wild and the gorgeous Signs are built upon durable hard rock-based foundations reminiscent of latter-day Whitesnake, while Michael Larsson’s guitar playing remains forceful yet always harmonious.

Dave Ling

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.