Tim “Ripper” Owens is at the helm once again for Charred Walls of the Damned’s sophomore release, Cold Winds on Timeless Days. This is a ‘super-group’ of sorts that took the metal world by storm a few years ago with their unbelievable talent and skills; Owens, in my opinion has one of the best voices in metal and drummer Richard Christy is just insane.

With all of this being said though I have never been able to fully jump on the Charred Walls of the Damned bandwagon and this release is no exception. It’s a good metal record for sure, but with the exception of a few tunes none of it makes me want to jump out of my seat and bang my head. I really liked “Ashes Falling Upon Us” and “On Unclean Ground,” but other than these two standouts I think the disc is fairly unremarkable. At the end of the day fans of the band will probably dig this because it’s fairly consistent with their previous release. As for me, I found it listenable, but not memorable.

Track Listing:

01. Timeless Days
02. Ashes Falling Upon Us
03. Zerospan
04. Cold Winds
05. Lead The Way
06. Forever Marching On
07. Guiding Me
08. The Beast Outside My Window
09. On Unclean Ground
10. Bloodworm
11. Admire The Heroes
12. Avoid The Light

Run Time: 57:57
Release Date: October 11, 2011

Check out the song: “Ashes Falling Upon Us”