Coma Noir is packed tightly with riffs and hooks. It’s the bands most rocking album by far, though it’s far from being a rock album.
The juxtaposition of two singers is prevalent as always, as heard on "Actual Human Blood", it’s sandwiched between a marching order of an intro and riffs that Hetfield would be proud to call his own. The trippy/psychedelic interlude in The Streets of Bombay, and the track, Smiling Knife, shows the experimental side hasn’t left, while the album’s closer, Chloroform, is a dense, bluesy, powerful number, rivaling anything their peers down South have done.
2018 will be the year for The Atlas Moth. It’ll be looked back as the year when underground metal first took the chance and decided to rock. It’ll be the year of Coma Noir.