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"Darkness, oppression, schizophrenia and neurosis are at home in the visionary world of this very special band, who does not just live in trivial and devastating speed, but turns into real feelings and human emotions exploring music."

Source: http://thepitofthedamned.blogspot.it/2017/02/coma-cluster-void-mind-cemeteries.html

#PER CHI AMA: Techno Death/Mathcore, Ion Dissonance, Gorguts

Non si può certo negare a questo album la meritata conquista del titolo di essere stato considerato da più fonti, una delle migliori uscite del 2016 in ambito death metal tecnico, super tecnico oserei dire. La band comprende musicisti di più nazionalità (USA, Canada, Germania) con esperienze importanti (Cryptopsy, Dimensionless, Thoren, Xelmya), senza dimenticare la presenza del compositore a tutto campo (vedi le sue ottime composizioni per viola, violoncello e oltre...) John Strieder (già collaboratore con i mitici War From a Harlots Mouth) alla chitarra e Sylvia Hinz, al basso, altro eclettico artista animato da spirito di ricerca in tutte le direzioni. Il punto fermo per affrontare al meglio questo album è capire che il death metal visto da questa angolatura è da considerare soprattutto una condizione cerebrale e tutto il processo che avviene nella creazione dei brani nasconde un'infinità di strutture sonore che s'incontrano e scontrano, processi mentali contorti elaborati e rielaborati sotto forma sonica stratificata e dissonante, violenta e astratta, come se venisse da un abisso creatosi all'interno dei nostri più profondi sentimenti. Stilisticamente parlando potremmo mettere 'Mind Cemeteries' in un limbo sospeso tra l'attraente brutalità d'avanguardia degli ultimi Napalm Death, il super tecnicismo dei Beyond Creation, il death metal artistico dei Gorguts e l'immaginario oscuro e futurista degli Ion Dissonance, anche se rimane sempre difficile rinchiudere i Coma Cluster Void in una singola cerchia di derivazione musicale, visto l'alto potenziale di originalità che questo primo full length esprime. Oscurità, oppressione, schizofrenia e nevrosi sono di casa nel visionario mondo di questa band assai speciale, che non vive assolutamente di banale e devastante velocità ma trasforma in musica reali sentimenti ed emozioni umane esplorando, come racconta il titolo dell'album, storie ed incubi di un cimitero mentale diffuso e radicato. Produzione egregia, ottima esecuzione con tutto collocato al posto giusto e con le dissonanze della chitarra che spiccano per splendore e perversa fantasia in undici brani caotici e catartici, avvolgenti come un nero mantello. In ogni traccia si apprezza tutto e c'è da sbizzarrirsi nell'inseguire i vari strumenti attraverso le variazioni e le acrobazie sdoganate e senza limiti. La traccia che riflette l'umore dell'intero disco è da identificarsi in "Iron Empress", una vera e propria delizia metallica, stralunata ed imprevedibile, seguita dalla pirotecnica "Drowning Into Sorrow" e dalla sinistra "The Hollow Haze". Belli, atipici e anche particolari, considerati l'intermezzo "Interlude: I See Through Your Pain" e la chiusura di "Epilogue: As I Walk Amongst the Sick" con una voce femminile di sicuro effetto destabilizzante. Debutto notevole e immancabile album nelle librerie degli amanti del genere. Da avere ed amare a tutti i costi, un lavoro superlativo. (Bob Stoner)

 

 

"As previously stated, I want to talk a bit about some of my favourite records of 2016. I've started with Coma Cluster Void, whose abstract take on tech death recalls the unfathomable horrors of deep space."

Source: http://artfailureislove.tumblr.com/post/153988641051/coma-cluster-void-mind-cemeteries

1997 movie spoiler alert: In the movie Event Horizon, the cast are sent out to explore of a long-lost spaceship that has suddenly reappeared. Only to find that the technology the ship was equipped with allowed it to pass in to another dimension that is analogous to our traditional images of Hell. Coma Cluster Void appear to mirror this journey as a space exploring metal band who have passed to another plain of existence. Only to return as twisted, perverse reflection of what initially crossed the divide.

The feeling of inter-dimensional horror is prevalent throughout. Intro Prologue eschews the screeching feedback more typically used to ring in such sonic extremity in favour of something akin to a score that accompanies the the rising of some great, unknown horror of cinema. Indeed, there is something entirely otherworldly about Coma Cluster Void’s brand of metal which stutters, grooves and pulverises indiscriminately.

The guitars crunch and careen; off kilter grooves give way to abstract, vertigo inducing riffing. The drums pound and pummel, yet drummer Chris Burrows knows exactly when to pull his rhythms back from the edge in favour of something more delicate. This makes songs like Path of Lies all the more powerful. While the bass work through out provides an earthy underpinning of the guitar while locking in well with the drums when summoned to highlight the percussive force of the drums.

And yet, there is a directness that underpins this album that gives the listener something to grasp between impressive, but at times overwhelming dissonance and chaos. The title track, for example, recalls Ion Dissonance at their most devastating. There is also a variety in the vocals that is not always present in such extreme music. While you’re not going to be getting any epic, soaring clean vocals, or much beyond the occasional spoken/hissed passage when it comes to a clean vocal line, barring Petrified Tears, which offers up the sort of broken croon that wouldn’t be out of place on a Starkweather record.

Vocalists Austin Taylor and Mike DiSalvo, of Dimensionless and Cryptopsy respectively, trade barks, rasps and roars with great chemistry and the different textures in their voices complement each other well, lending an added depth to an already deep release.

Mind Cemeteries is an album of destruction and transformation. A force to be repulsed by but in thrall to. Created by a band, who if you didn’t know any better, you would swear were not of this world.

"Mind Cemeteries is a very advanced debut that gives very high expectations for future works. If their first work arrives at this, I can not imagine what they are able to achieve next. This is a beautiful work of art with landscapes that take us to our most sinister, violent and sick sides as human beings."

Source: http://melomanopervertido.blogspot.de/2016/11/coma-cluster-void-mind-cemeteries-review.html

Coma Cluster Void - Mind Cemeteries REVIEW

Cuando una banda está comenzando su primer trabajo suele tener una cierta inmadurez en su sonido y composición. A pesar que muchos discos debut de muchas bandas son bastante buenos, logran la perfección y su deficición de su sonido hasta en segundo o tercer disco.
 
Mike Disalvo el legendario ex vocalista de Cryptopsy en discos tan devastadores y  geniales como Whisper Supremacy tanto And Thel You'll beg regresa después de muchos años junto con otros músicos con este proyecto llamado Coma Cluster Void con su material debut llamado Mind Cemeteries.
 
Coma Cluster Void con Mind Cemeteries es la mezcla de toda violencia moderna en la música extrema, tiene esa herencia ominosa y violenta de Gorguts , la locura y complejidad de un disco como Calculating Infinity de The Dillinger Escape Plan y la ira de una banda como Ion Dissonance, este trabajo se podría definir como una fusión del Technical Death Metal con el Math Metal. Mind Cemeteries no es una escuchada fácil de primera escucha dentro de toda esa técnica y esa complejidad en la estructura de las piezas lo podrías sentir algo frío y bastante ominoso, solo los ya curtidos podrán disfrutar de este álbum fácilmente , dentro de toda esa atmósfera mal sana y furiosa, notarás mucho virtuosismo hecho con bastante maldad y muy poca melodía. Coma Cluster Void no solo quiere una banda super compleja si no que también la mas violenta de los tiempos actuales.
 
Recomendado para Fans de Gorguts,Ulcerate, Portal, Ion Dissonance, Psyopus y para todo melómano interesado en este tipo de propuesta. Este Mind Cemeteries es un debut muy avanzado y que da una muy alta expectativa para trabajos futuro , si con su primer trabajo ya llegaron a esto, no me puedo imaginar de lo que son capaces de llegar después.
 
Calificación 9.5 : Es una obra arte bastante bella con paisajes con nos llevan a nuestro lado mas siniestro , violento y enfermo que tiene el ser humano.
 

Source: http://agoraphobicnews.com/coma_cluster_void_mind_cemeteries_album_review.php

Coma Cluster Void (USA/Germany/Canada)
Genre: Avant-garde death metal
Album: Mind Cemeteries
Release date: August 26th 2016
Record Label: Independent

Coma Cluster Void. Weird name for sure. I was really sceptical when I heard of them for the first time. Prologue: I am,  made me wonder: what's gonna happen next? And damn, I started loving this album as soon as I heard the first track titled Iron Empress.  The moment the band starts playing, all hell is breaking loose! Black holes, tornados, earthquakes... you name it! Coma's guitarist, John Strieder described their sound as anti-groove. Whatever that means, I agree 100%! It’s so noisy and dissonant it makes u wanna die! All of a sudden, your ears are  flooded with this sonic rampage! It seems like the whole band is one big grinding machine that’s sucking everything in its way! What I really love about this album is the production. It’s modern, but miles away from being plastic! Kinda hard to execute in this digital world. And yeah, occasional female vocals fit the music perfectly! These screams DEFY DEATH will stick in your head in no time! Drowning into Sorrow is probably the most brutal song I’ve heard in a while! That drum attack in the beginning is absolutely crushing! And right after, as if the hammering wasn’t enough, the riffs kick in! Hypnotic chord progression makes a tiny bit of calm before the storm and then the tune goes noisyyyyyyy! Path of Lies is opened by this serpentine chord. It’s like Baring Teeth guys wrote this song. And if you’re familiar with that band, you know what I mean! Natural and pinch harmonics  add a whole new dimension to the madness that’s going on. It’s funny to notice how the band sounds brutal when they slow down, speed it up, you know.... they just sound damn brutal all the time! Mind Cemeteries  may be called a Meshuggah worship of some sorts (which ain’t bad at all)! It’s less technical than the other tunes on the record though. These chunky riffs are absolutely lobotomic!

Interlude: I see through your pain is a dose of ambiental noise that's been put there to relax your ears a bit. Funny, eh? The Hollow Gaze is completely different from the rest of the tracks because it starts slow and sounds eerie. For a second. And all of a sudden, noisy riffs are here to steal your face again! Imagine the sound a direct meteor collision would produce. That’s the intensity of these guys’ music. Everything is meant to kill us is similar to Drowning into Sorrow. I just love the way the ride cymbals cling! And these guitars shred like the meat industry! The vocalist fits perfectly to the riffs and the atmosphere on the record!  Petrified Tears is a somewhat different track with these beautiful natural harmonics, imbued with the bizzare aura of the frontman’s vocals that go from really guttural to really neat and clean, but crazy at the same time. And they get even hysterical. Gotta love them. The last track on the album, The Bitter Endingsis brutal enough, even when the band starts to slow things down. Even when you see them drowning. And I almost forgot about Epilogue: 

As I walk amongst the sick and the dying, the pestilence inhalers and plague devourers nod their approval at my crowned statehood. My meaning is theirs and through death we part! Through death we part! Through death we part! Through death we part!

That’s some crazy sounding female poetry! All in all, Coma Cluster Void is a band that fans of Gorguts, Nero Di Marte, Dysrhythmia, Meshuggah, Gigan, Baring Teeth, Artificial Brain, Pyrrhon, Ulcerate should check out for sure! Their sound is very genuine, and I guarantee that even if the  album is 45 minutes long, you’ll get through it in no time! It’s pretty fun to listen to, and even if you are searching for flaws, you won’t find any.