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  COLT 45
'Inside The Triangle'
Release Date: 12th November 2012

Sophie Colson

sophie colson

Colt 45 Inside The Triangle

Cumbria-based melodic punk band Colt 45 have delivered 'Inside The Triangle', the follow-up to their successful debut EP 'Chasing Yesterday', after which they played a slot on the BBC introducing stage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend last year. Keeping to their successful formula, all fans are sure to enjoy it.

It is a deceiving EP, with the music itself feeling uplifting but with the lyrics covering topics that include the extinction of happiness; nevertheless it makes for an intriguing listen. This interest is captured right from the start of 'Think For Yourself... Question Authority' starting with a dialling tone and ominous ringing, before the song drifts through a passage of spoken word while waiting in anticipation for 'Everybody Will Let You Down'.

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A simple but effective chorus is the most memorable aspect of 'Everybody...' while painting a bleak picture of the future and giving you no reason to have faith in humanity, but still manages to be captivating and lively.

'Happiness Is A Dying Art' is reminiscent of the title track of the 'Chasing Yesterday' EP for the structure of the song, giving a feeling of continuity to the two EPs without appearing repetitive. It's a great example of why Colt 45 are instantly likeable – a combination of energy and uniqueness of their big hooks.

Amusingly titled 'I'm Drowning, Not Waving' comes in with a more relaxed pace. With the chorus appearing in regular waves, it is not hard to imagine the scene it depicts. Slightly extending the length of their songs on this EP allows the tracks to be sustained and appreciated for longer.

'Brick Wall' leans more towards punk rock – it's fiercer, faster and has furious drumming. Overflowing with vigour, it finishes the EP with a bang, making it hard to forget what has just gone before you.

'Inside The Triangle' is another short but sweet offering from Colt 45, treating listeners to just enough until they release a full-length. It is certain they are going to climb to greater heights after this release and deserve all the acclaim that comes their way.





Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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