BAND/AUTHOR:

KOSM

(CANADA)

TITLE:
COSMONAUT (2018)
LABEL:
AUTOPRODUCTION
GENRE:
PROGRESSIVE METAL

""Cosmonaut" is an album between emotion, warmth and softness. Its apparent simplicity and catchy melodies make it immediately accessible."
THIBAUTK - 02.07.2019 - (0) minds from our readers - (0) comment(s)
3/5
KOSM is a Canadian band that composes a modern progressive metal. Born in Vancouver in 2016, it produced his first album "Cosmonaut", then an EP ("Eyes on The Inside"). Music Waves invites you to (re)discover "Cosmonaut", a work with a personal universe wrapped in soft melodies and adorned with raw power.

This power is the high point of the disc with vibrations oscillating between light and dark.  Between thickness and simplicity, the tracks offer crystalline lines, evanescent chords and direct riffs, soft harmonies enhanced by Jessie's sweet and sincere voice.

'Space Mead' offers Mastodon-like rhythms, with a feminine voice reminiscent of Evanescence or Floor Jansen. This intense music attracts the ear, then cajoles it when it is coated with sweet honey and bright melodies. "Cosmonaut" and "Wolves Upon The Throne" send the listener flying into outer space with graceful melodies and an intense guitar that is not very demonstrative. Energy is the foundation of the work, the basis of the compositions, especially on 'The Esoteric Order' with its overwhelming double pedals. 

Nevertheless the album is fluid because it is focused on emotion. The latter is present on 'Colossus' which begins with soft arpeggios with asymmetrical motifs worthy of Pain of Salvation. The tenderness is also found in almost meditative moments that scatter the disc and thus lighten the subject ('Wolves Upon The Throne' and 'Ancient Heart'). "Fiefdom in the Sky" then evokes Ayreon's spirit between simplicity and efficiency, like a fragile sweet parenthesis. Finally, 'Ancient Heart' ends the record with a throbbing and introspective metal version worthy of Riverside.

"Cosmonaut" is an album between emotion, warmth and softness. Its apparent simplicity and catchy melodies make it immediately accessible. It also offers a balance between clear and hoarse voices: the grunt, as in Jinjer's case, is only a means of increasing tenfold the dramatic intensity of the tracks. Nevertheless, "Cosmonaut" is a half-toned album, offering marked and predictable compositions while its music is beautiful, effective and simple.

More informations on https://kosmband.com



SIMILAR BANDS:
MASTODON, JINJER, TOOL, PAIN OF SALVATION, AYREON, RIVERSIDE

TRACK LISTING:
01. Space Mead - 6:08
02. Cosmonaut - 5:28
03. Colossus - 6:39
04. Wolves Upon the Throne - 5:47
05. The Esoteric Order - 6:23
06. Farseer - 6:41
07. Ancient Heart - 5:24
08. Fiefdom in the Sky - 2:15
09. Omnipresence - 4:36
10. Monarch - 7:17
11. Umbrakinesis - 5:24
12. Wza-Y'ei - 4:21


LINEUP:
Erik Leonhardt: Guitares
Jessie Grace: Chant
Michael Mastracci: Basse
Mike Slater: Guitares
Sterling Paterson: Batterie


TAGS:
Technical, Female voice, Deep voice, Grunt/Growl voice, Guttural voice, Yelled sing
 
 
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