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Wires of Woe, Ways of Waste

by The Cold View

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Release by Endless Winter as CD with 4-panel digipak and 8-page booklet. Limited edition of 200 items.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Wires of Woe, Ways of Waste via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Including the whole booklet of 8 pages and inlay as high-quality PNG.
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Wires 18:02
Woe 15:38
Ways 17:10
Waste 15:26



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"'Wires…' is not a funeral doom album anymore. A.A.S. has redefined that genre which I, henceforth, shall call Vantadoom." 10/10 - Vendetta Metal Magazine

"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

"There might not be any album in the history of recorded music that wants to be in your record collection less than _WWWW_ does. [...] _WWWW_ resists snap judgment, and it refuses to give you anything you want. Either give yourself up to what it is or give up and go away." 7/10 - Chronicles of Chaos

"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

"Auch das zweite Album von The Cold View klingt für mich wieder harmonisch düster. Es spiralisiert sich mit jedem Stück nach unten in den Abgrund der Seele, schleift Gedanken hinter sich her und ist dabei niemals dissonant. Einzelne Kältefelder lösen andere ab – mal läuft das Ohr leichter darüber, mal schwerer." Der Schwarze Planet

"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

"Somehow I can not give definite rating points, given that only BLACK, DARKNESS, DECAY and unstoppable DISSOLUTION fits to this monolith. Definitely not for weak minded... [translation]" metaltalks.de


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 digipak 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 July 20, 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 Funeral Doom Metal project. Some think The Cold View plays the worlds slowest Funeral Doom. Gestrüpp is the Black Metal side project gestruepp.bandcamp.com

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