Wires of Woe, Ways of Waste

by The Cold View

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THE LIMITED CD DIGIPACK OF 200 ITEMS IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE ENDLESS WINTER SHOP: endless-winter.org/cgi-bin/calc-eng (shop language: English, Russian)


"In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Cold View and if you are a fan of drone and funeral doom metal, you should check out this album." 8/10 - Dark Underground Music Zine

"Wires of Woe, Ways of Waste setzt den Weg des Debüts Weeping Winter fort und verfeinert diesen sogar noch. Was in diesem Bereich gar nicht so einfach ist, ist The Cold View auf dem neuen Album gelungen. Nämlich einen gewissen Grad an Abwechslung in die Musik zu transportieren ohne dabei das Gesamtbild des Albums aus dem Gefüge zu heben." 8,5/10 - Metalglory

"The Cold View's sophomore is about as slow, tortuous, deliberate and unrelenting an album as any out there." 7/10 - Doom-metal.com

"Perhaps this is one for hardcore funeral doom fanatics, as the incessant emptiness can feel slightly frustrating and soul-destroying at times. That said, The Cold View certainly lives up to its band name with its second album, giving a harsh and at times mesmerising exploration of the frustrations of living our lives wrapped in wires." 7/10 - DoomMetalHeaven

"Ich weiß nicht, ob man "Wires of Woe, Ways of Waste" so einfach mit einer Punktezahl beurteilen kann und ich will mir dies auch nicht anmuten, zu tun. Denn die Art und Weise der Musik ist zu zweischneidig und kann nicht einfach in gut oder schlecht eingeteilt werden. Es ist in meinen Augen ein sehr gelungenes Gesamtkunstwerk, welches mich emotional voll gepackt und gebannt hat." Undergrounded

"Ein sehr spezielles Werk erwartet mit „Wires of woe, ways of waste“ den interessierten Hörer. Eine Art klanglicher Tonverfall, bedrückend, atmosphärisch dicht, aber auch verstörend gut!" 7/10 - Zephyr's Odem


The concept album "Wires of Woe, Ways of Waste" is dealing with the alienation from the natural world. Central topic is the loss of identity that comes along with the replacement of ideal values with a technocratic, material culture.

The album is released on CD digipack by Endless Winter as limited edition of 200 copies, supplied with a 8-page booklet.

"Wires of Woe, Ways of Waste" was mixed and mastered at blockstudio.de Berlin.


released 20 July 2014

A.A.S. - music, lyrics, artwork
Digital release copyright by The Cold View, (P) & (C) 2014
Physical release copyright by Endless Winter, (C) 2014



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THE COLD VIEW is a German DRONE / FUNERAL DOOM project. Some think it is the worlds slowest Funeral Doom. However, both albums of THE COLD VIEW led to great reviews and praise from all around the world - and even to a collaboration with legendary Doom band Pantheist. ... more

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