Album Review: Cobra Spell – Anthems of the Night (Self-Released)

By: Jesse Striewski

From the moment I first heard/saw the video for Cobra Spell’s “Addicted to the Night,” I knew they had won me over as a fan (and it’s not just because three out of five of the band’s members are attractive young females – lead by former Crypta guitarist and knockout Sonia Anubis – though that certainly doesn’t hurt anything!).

Said first single also kicks off this four song EP, which, if you couldn’t already tell based off of its cover alone, echos back to rock’s ’80s heyday. “The Midnight Hour” and “Accelerate” are each layered with thick guitar work and seem destined to rock many a kegger or strip club, while “Steal My Heart Away” is a tad more on the softer side, reminiscent of early Bon Jovi, among others.

Some say this current wave of throwback rock/metal bands is just another trend that will come and go, but there’s a reason why it’s so popular again. Too much of what passes for music today is just soulless, and those of us who can see through it want more than simply what’s feed to us via mainstream media. It may take a little more effort to seek out a band like Cobra Spell versus finding the new mediocre Pop Evil album, but the payoff is much more worth it in the end.

Rating: 3/5 Stars