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From: USA
  18.06.2009 at 18:38
This one's a new discovery for me, and they're from Houston, Texas:


This is one of those rare progressive and/or "weird" death metal bands that not only holds together, but generates an atmosphere. Unlike bad prog bands of all varieties, who patch together different artistic impulses in the same key or tempo and call it a song, these riffs are made to work together as if part of a continuing dialogue within each song.

Comparisons to Demilich, Voivod and Gorguts would be appropriate. Cosmic Atrophy do not try for the killer awkward and difficult riff, but fit together a series of smaller, eerie riffs that comprise an overall attitude or spirit to each song. The 2009 teaser track you can hear on their myspace represents not a new direction but a clearer vision of the same direction they showed on 2008's Codex Incubo.

Cosmic Atrophy -- Progressive Death Metal from Houston

I recommend this only to people who like WEIRD old school death metal. If Demilich or Gorguts weirds you out, stick to opeth and Dream Theatre.
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From: Greece

  18.06.2009 at 21:04
I just checked them and they sound nice. but i wouldnt compare them that much with gorguts. at least not with their "weird releases"!
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From: USA
  19.06.2009 at 00:40
Interview with Cosmic Atrophy

Well, they're like Gorguts in approach, but really different in sound. I agree there.
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Age: 29
From: Israel

  19.06.2009 at 01:12
I think they are a really decent band. I used to listen to their album non stop, needs more attention.

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