By in Australia
“In all the years of The Rockpit I don’t think I’ve ever been more certain that I’ve just listened to the album of the year. What makes that statement even more surprising to me is that all three of ColdSpell’s previous releases have blown me away and much as I wrack my brain I can’t think of more than a handful of bands who have managed to maintain such high standards let alone surpass them with each release”.
“From the opening strains of ‘Forevermore’ you know this is going to sound close to perfection. The best thing of course is that the songs themselves are so crisp, so soulful and so well constructed that they would stand up on their own if recorded live in a tin shed!” / M.Diggins

By RealRocknroll in Canada
“The band really hits the jackpot with this album. Every tune shines, and there’s a passion beneath the gleaming music that makes the album really special – a combination of power, heart, and crystalline musical clarity that you don’t come across very often. ColdSpell has truly outdone themselves with this release”!

9/10 by in Germany

4/5 by in Sweden
“Två låtar in på plattan och man sitter där och nästan undrar vad fan det var man träffades av. Det här är melodiös hårdrock/power metal som är sjukt bra och när man vrider upp stärkaren ytterligare några steg och låter högtalarna jobba lite extra så växer det ännu mer …..!” /T.Cedergren

By Hardrockhaven in US
“They quite honestly just create better music than 99 percent of what is being made today in any part of the world in the Hard Rock/Melodic Metal category. A New World Arise is just more proof that talent and effort count more than anything else in this art form, and as a fan of music, why would you settle for anything else” /D.Miller

By HeavyParadise in Greece
“Big groove, fantastic guitar lines, solid performances, well-written songs, a tight as hell musicianship and a bunch of some excellent and killer tunes in it are the ingredients of the new Coldspell record “A New World Arise”!! These guys are back with a fantastic album all the way!!! Well done!!! 9/10

4.5/5 by in Austria

9/10 by in South America

By in US
“This album is absolutely brilliant in so many ways that it’s simply mind boggling. Currently this goes straight to the top of my list for best melodic metal album released this year. Yes, it’s that good! Every song on here is solid metal masterpiece” // XS Rock

5.5/6 by ViaNocturna in Portugal

By in Germany
“The Swedes have perhaps released their Magnum Opus”

By in Sweden
“Riffet i inledningen av låten ”Call Of The Wild” kan mycket väl vara det bästa vi hört och får höra detta år. Vansinnigt bra om ni frågar mig” ……… / J.Hagberg

84/100 by Burrn Magazine in Japan

7/10 by SwedenRock Magazine in Sweden / N.Trosic

By Fireworks Magazine in UK
“tight arrangements, stellar musicianship, dramatic vocals, guitar riffs abound – if you have a fondness for dynamically played Melodic Rock/Metal with a forceful production, strong songs and superb musical performances, then this should be right up your street”! / I.Johnson

By in UK
“If ColdSpell having not been on your radar until now, adjust your settings and sort that out, this is another terrific album from a band that really deserves huge success, excellent musicians that create top class music, this is for me one of the best Melodic Rock/Metal releases of 2017, dig into it and allow it to seep through your pores, well worth the time investment. / S.Brophy

By GetReadyToRock Magazine in UK
“A New World Arise’ should see ColdSpell gain further plaudits and fans with another album chock full of melodic hard rock delights. Now all we need is for a tour with the Pretty Maids – what a double bill of melodic hard rock bliss that would be”./ J. Ritchie

By in UK
“heckle-raising, fist-pumping, arena-friendly anthems of the highest order – A melodic heavy metal masterclass. 9/10″

By in Germany
“hard rock and metal filled with great hooks, riffs, melodies and catchy choruses and right after the first spin you might think that you have heard these songs before”. / M.Koolen

By RockAngels in Spain
“A great job, mature, varied and profound without being pretentious. Once again they have done it. They give us a jewel. ColdSpell in its purest form”!

By Themayfairmallzine in UK
“Pure hadrock Gold – This is Melodic Hard Rock at its finest and is typical of the class act that is Coldspell. To be honest I wouldn’t have expected anything less from a band that have impressed from their debut and continue to give it their all for the music they and we love, and long my it continue.

By Myglobalmind Magazine in US
“An extraordinary example of how Hard Rock can be so multifaceted, so full of heavy guitars, groove and melodic voice. Coldspell made another great album, everything you could of hope for for a band known for their credibility and consistency”. 9/10

By in US
“what a power house melodic rock band they are ….this new album is equally as strong as its predecessors. The musicianship on the newest release is evident from the first song”.

9/10 by in Germany

By Extendedmix in Sweden
“COLDSPELL spelar en tung och melodiös hårdrock som borde få vilken fjälltopp som helst i bandets hemtrakter att smälta. Deras fjärde platta har fått ta tid att värka fram men det har det varit värt. COLDSPELL är definitivt ett av Sveriges bästa hårdrocksband!! Nästa år ska det här bandet ha en Grammis”!! 9/10

8.5/10 by Liverpoolsoundandvision in UK




Some of the reviews………

10/10at BeRock Radio in Greece
Closing this review I want to say that when I had a conversation with Snaki (admin) he told me that if this album was from a band like Whitesnake it would be the talk of the town worldwide and I agree totally!! My opinion is that Coldspell are here to stay and give a lot to this genre, this is just the beginning!! Enjoy!!

10/10 by Julian at in Germany

5/5 at Melodic-rock-inside in GermanyFür Hardrock und Skandinavien-Rock Fans ist diese Scheibe eine absolute Kaufempfehlung

7/10 at Classic Rock Magazine UKAn album that will be among the most effective of its type to be released in 2011. And this is a band that still growing into its skin. Beacause not only does each song make sense, but the overall balance here means that all bases are covered from power ballads to out- and -out thunderous riffing

By Dave Cockett at Fireworks Magazin in UKthe same big choruses, swaggering riffs, swirling keyboards and monstrous hooks

From Rockpages in Greece“Coldspell is an impressive act, based on guitar themes, solid sound, first class musicians and a fantastic voice”

9/10 by K.Gustavsson at in Sweden“Att få sina fördomar så här brutalt krossade har aldrig känts bättre och om Coldspell inte får ett genombrott med denna plattan så är hoppet ute för mänskligheten, åtminstone vad gäller musik. Bästa låt: ”Time”. Resterande 11 låtar kommer på andraplatsen”

5/6 at RockReport in Belgium“Now back with another excellent album, provided with a cover from our Belgian designer Eric Philippe, produced by (main songwriter and guitarist) Michael Larsson and (once again) mixed and mastered by the famous Tommy Hansen”

9/10 by Steve Swift at Powerplay Magazine UK

4/5 by Jason at

86/100 at Lords of

8,5/10 at “There are no filler tracks, Coldspell has again presented a solid craftsmanship that gives me a desire to see them live and sing along to their songs at 100dB +.”

9/10 by Steven Reid at MetalPerspective.comIn a genre littered with wannabees and clones, Coldspell are the real deal and if you are looking for a new hard rock album that really sums up what this style of music is all about, then search no longer

 4,5/5 by Stephen at
Coldspell did an amazing job here and thanks to the mastermind behind the songwriting vehicle, Michael Larsson, who also deserved a standing applause for his grandeur solos throughout the album. I know it’s still early, but the quality they offered here is good enough for me to nominate them as a great candidate to be in my top ten releases of 2011″

90/100 from Stefan at MetalToInfinity
Raising up a band with this type of frontman surrounded by a gang of multifunctional, skilled to the teeth musicians it’s almost impossible to let the deal go wrong. For example, guitarist Michael Larsson again in very good condition offering impressive movements while enchanting his magical axe in upper concentration… loaded with a beautiful, technical form of riffage and solo’s – as a shred guitar maniac, I’m pleased to the extreme!

9/10 from Janne Stark at in SwedenHär finns gitarriff som sitter som en pannbiff i en marmorvägg, där exempelvis ”Heading For Tomorrow” är ett lysnade exempel. Vidare kan jag inte låta bli att nämna ”Seven Wonders”, som har en refräng som formligen spränger sig in i pannbenet och stannar ohjälpligt kvar där. Jag har, trots ansträngningar, inte lyckats hitta en enda svacka på plattan!

8/10 from Alex Barbieri at HardrockHaven in USColdSpell impress with sheer talent, an impeccable sense for songwriting and a sincere passion for their music. Like a fine wine, this is an album is worthy of time and appreciation—sip it, swirl it and drink it down—you’ll be rewarded with a rare gift of melodic hardrock

9,5/10 from in Australia “Out From The Cold’ is immense stuff, highly melodic, and is a danger to weak speaker systems if someone is not careful with the volume control. Prepare to be given a total aural examination!”

From Martell at “I have a feeling we will be seeing this album on many a top 10 list again next year and don’t you forget it”

4/5 by Chris at in US “Up till the last 2 years Sweden was been best known as the home of IKEA and of course ABBA. UGH! Thank God for ballsy Hard Rock bands like Crazy Lixx and now Coldspell to give it a good kick in the ass”!


Interview with RockPit Australia
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Interview with HardrockHaven in US
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Interview at Rocknytt Sweden
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Earlier ……….
Interview by Julian at Rockingboy in Germany
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Interview by Denys at Myglobalmind webzine in US
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Interview by Alex Barbieri at Hardrock Haven in US
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Interview by Vassilhs in Greece
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