The Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania band Cold World have always played a sludgy, stomping, groove-centric form of tough-guy hardcore that’s found small, organic ways to nod to New York rap. But on their new album How The Gods Chill, the band makes that connection way more apparent, soliciting verses from rappers like Kool G Rap, Sean Price, and Meyhem Lauren, as well as a prison phone call from locked-up Harlem rap cult favorite Max B. Those experiments are fun, but at heart, How The Gods Chill is just a blistering hardcore record, the sort of thing you’ll enjoy if you ever had any fondness in your heart for Sick Of It All or Warzone. We’ve already posted the Kool G Rap collab “Hell’s Direction,” and now you can stream the whole album below.
How The Gods Chill is out 8/5 on Deathwish, Inc.