I am absolutely AMAZED by Cold’s new album, “The Year of the Spider.” While I enjoyed their last album, I have to say that this one is ten times better. “The Year of the Spider” is a powerful and addicting album from start to finish.These guys have improved on every front when it comes to their music. The lyrics are emotionally charged and sincere, leaving you humming the words in your head even long after the CD is done playing. The guitar and drum playing has also improved, making every song flow in the best possible way. And all of the 13 songs that appear on this album are EXCELLENT.While I love every song on the CD, there are a couple that I listen to the most. Those would be “suffocate,” “cure my tragedy,” “wasted years,” “rain song,” “change the world,” and “the day seattle died.” “Cure my tragedy” and “wasted years” have to be the two most powerful and emotionally charged songs on the album.If you are a fan of Cold’s past albums, then chances are that you will fall in love with this one as well. I have to say that I am quite impressed. This could be my favorite CD to come out this year so far. If you’re looking for honest and sincere music that can actually speak to you, then look no further. Because you have found it. Cold’s “Year of the Spider” is this band’s best work as of now.