Cobalt - Eater Of Birds


8.8 | 60 votes |
Release date: 24 July 2007
Style: Black metal

Owners:

74 have it
13 want it


01. When Serpents Return
02. Ulcerism
03. Ritual Use Of Fire I
04. Blood Eagle Sacrifice
05. Witherer
06. Ritual Use Of Fire II
07. Invincible Sun
08. Androids, Automatons And Nihilists
09. Cephalopod
10. Ritual Use Of Fire III
11. Eater Of Birds

Top 20 albums of 2007: 8

Additional info
Presented in a six-panel digipack and a 12-page booklet laced with unique artwork.

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Comments

Comments: 23   Visited by: 213 users
13.08.2012 - 03:13
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR
Shame on me for it taking this long for me to listen to this album. The "ritual use of fire" interludes are a perfect interlude / break from the onslaught that precedes and follows each of them.
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10.08.2013 - 13:50
Rating: 9
mz
Why the hell I missed this album so long? what an intense and immense experience. halfway through my fist spin and I give it a 9.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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23.07.2014 - 14:44
BloodTears
ANA-thema
So, last weekend I traveled long miles by car and the guy had songs from this album playing during the trip. I was very impressed, which means now I have to check out Cobalt once and for all.

That stuff was intense, chaotic, perfect for a trip too
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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29.11.2014 - 12:14
Rating: 10
koob
This might be my favourite album of all times, I can't get bored by the ending of Witherer or Ulcerism it is just so intense. How the hell can this have only ~40 votes ?
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20.01.2015 - 04:34
!J.O.O.E.!
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May have to think about 10ing this. It never gets old and has never been surpassed.
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20.01.2015 - 05:44
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 20.01.2015 at 04:34
It never gets old and has never been surpassed.

Just like you, baby. <3
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20.01.2015 - 05:45
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.01.2015 at 05:44

Just like you, baby. <3

*girly squee*
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20.01.2015 - 19:18
Rating: 9
mz
I' ll probably end up giving a 10 on one of cobalt records. Not sure which one yet.
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21.01.2015 - 00:44
Lit.
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I think Gin is the only one of these two classics to rightfully deserve that 10. I love this album, but I don't see it going beyond a strong 9.
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21.01.2015 - 00:48
!J.O.O.E.!
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Gin's great but I don't see why they watered down what made this album so great with Tool nonsense.
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21.01.2015 - 01:06
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Gin is a tiny step up from Eater Of Birds and neither one of them deserves a 10
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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21.01.2015 - 01:09
!J.O.O.E.!
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Gave this a 10 well deserved.
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21.01.2015 - 02:05
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 21.01.2015 at 01:09

Gave this a 10 well deserved.


Nope, only six albums deserve a 10 in this world according to me.
Not some 50 odd albums.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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21.01.2015 - 02:08
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.01.2015 at 02:05

Nope, only six albums deserve a 10 in this world according to me.
Not some 50 odd albums.

Maybe if you're rating objectively. 50 ultra personal, memory-attached albums over 16 or 17 years and thousands of albums is an easy proposition
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21.01.2015 - 02:09
Rating: 9
mz
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.01.2015 at 01:06

Gin is a tiny step up from Eater Of Birds and neither one of them deserves a 10


I remember you gave both 9. Excuse us for being a little more impresed than you :p
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21.01.2015 - 02:14
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by mz on 21.01.2015 at 02:09

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.01.2015 at 01:06

Gin is a tiny step up from Eater Of Birds and neither one of them deserves a 10


I remember you gave both 9. Excuse us for being a little more impresed than you :p



Eater Of Birds is still an immensely good album. I think I would rate it 8.6 whereas Gin I would rate 9.2 so me for me that is an immense stept up.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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21.01.2015 - 07:34
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Quite surprised no one reviewed this. 2007 release with excellent rating overall, this sure as hell something band has to offer us.

I heard Invincible Sun in 2011 and was quite surprised with kind of music they come up with. Never sat and listen to whole at one go - it was in bits and pieces. But, nonetheless excellent album.
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21.01.2015 - 21:59
Rating: 10
JēkabsFiļi
Btw, Phil has left the band recently again. Erik says that songs for the "Slow Forever" are ready and he will record everything by himself in the period of May-June 2015 (most likelt - vocals too).

Eater of Birds is easily the best Cobalt record to date and one of the most underrated albums ever.
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01.03.2015 - 21:50
Rating: 10
koob
True, most underrated album ever, it is just perfect
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03.02.2017 - 12:47
solar
I'm so late, but this is just too good.
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07.06.2017 - 23:39
Rating: 9
VIG
Starman
Written by solar on 03.02.2017 at 12:47

I'm so late, but this is just too good.

Welcome to the party. Cobalt is one of the greatest and most original bands of our time. I would recommend Gin after this album, and the new one, with the Lord Mantis guy on vox is awesome as well.
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08.06.2017 - 01:41
solar
Written by VIG on 07.06.2017 at 23:39

Written by solar on 03.02.2017 at 12:47

I'm so late, but this is just too good.

Welcome to the party. Cobalt is one of the greatest and most original bands of our time. I would recommend Gin after this album, and the new one, with the Lord Mantis guy on vox is awesome as well.

I do remember checking out Gin, and it very good. I must've checked out the last one too, though I'm unable to recall right now. I think the first Cobalt album I listened to was Eater of Birds, and it didn't take much time for me to conclude that they make really intense and enjoyable black metal. I had a sore neck after some spontaneous headbanging to the song 'Witherer'
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08.06.2017 - 01:47
Rating: 9
VIG
Starman
Written by solar on 08.06.2017 at 01:41

I do remember checking out Gin, and it very good. I must've checked out the last one too, though I'm unable to recall right now. I think the first Cobalt album I listened to was Eater of Birds, and it didn't take much time for me to conclude that they make really intense and enjoyable black metal. I had a sore neck after some spontaneous headbanging to the song 'Witherer'


My favorite track of theirs it probably the tile track off this one, or Invincible Sun.

Eater Of Birds was my first too. I remember thinking "wow, some original black metal" or some shit like that. While they are not the most original band of our time, it's not very run of the mill. As I once kind of described them on Paz's list (I think that's where it was), I imagine them like Deathspell Omega listened to Revenge, and then slowly got into Tool on their next couple of albums.
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"I've got good news. That gum you like is going to come back in style."
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