Background/Info: Polish artist Jacek Wolański set up Cold Therapy as a solo-project in 2012. He quickly started working with singers, but now strikes back as a solo-project unleashing the third official full length album “Figures And Faces”.
Content: Sound-wise nothing has really changed. This new work moves on where “Masquerade Infinite” stopped. Cold Therapy is not exactly the dark-electro formation driven by powerful sequences and hard-pumping rhythms. The power is hiding in the dark atmospheric aspect of the work. It sounds a bit bombastic and reinforced by industrial sounds. I also noticed a few epic-like chant passages, which are in harmony with the epic input. Wolański sings in a rather ghost-like style, which is fully appropriated with the music.
We next get remixes by Acervus, Homicidal Feelings and Impurfekt.
+ + + : Cold Therapy is definitely not dealing with the typical dark-electronics. The sound is mixing some elements of dark-electro with poignant, haunting atmospheres. It comes closer to an ambient approach of dark-electronic music creating the uniqueness of the band. “Figures And Faces” is a well-crafted piece of music with a tough industrial flavor. It also is one of the bands signed to Advoxya Records with a somewhat different approach, which is good for the label’s diversity.
– – – : The main difficulty with this album and kind of sound is to find a place among the wider number of bands dealing with danceable and more typical formats in the dark-electronic genre. There’s no real hit and I expected some of the remixes getting more dance vibes.
Conclusion: Cold Therapy is dark-electronic music to listen to! It sounds like a subtle ambient power mixed with evil forces.
Best songs: “The Broken One”, “Night Dwellers”, “Scarecrow”, A Story Untold”.