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Med57
Moderator
December 30th 2005


1001 Comments


This is an alright album. I heard it first earlier this year and thought it was very forgettable, but it's grown on me a bit since then.

Serapheus
January 28th 2006


251 Comments


This band is finally growing on me...

Kage
February 12th 2006


1172 Comments


[QUOTE=Serapheus]This band is finally growing on me...[/QUOTE]
Me too. They use some interesting chords and melodies.

Not one of my favorites by any means, but I can listen to their album with a pretty significant level of enjoyment. I'll definately look into anything they do in the future.

blacktop_21
March 2nd 2006


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

great review Dr. Jake, Cog IMO are the best that is going around atm. i've seen them twice now & both times they just blasted the roof off the place. the artistic angle(s) displayed in The New Normal is a testament to the bands unique outlook on music & life in general i think. my all-time favourtie album! In Cog We Trust

dUSK
March 2nd 2006


94 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

[QUOTE=NuMetalMania]News, new cog album out soon, Febuary at this stage. Cant wait, i bet its just as good as this release.[/QUOTE]
What on earth are you talking about? Cog haven't even mentioned a follow up to this yet. In fact, they're still trying to get enough support so that they have some funds to record a follow up.

Kage, I'm glad Cog's starting to grow on you. I actually prefer the EP's to this now. The New Normal was a big step for Cog, but I don't think it was entirely in the right direction.

/seeing Cog for the 5th time tomorrow night.This Message Edited On 03.02.06This Message Edited On 03.02.06

LivingZen
March 2nd 2006


13 Comments


G Mac, I personally disagree with you with your comment about Cog going in the wrong direction. As much as I love the EPs, I find this album to be a crucial step forward, Cog hasn't compromised their sound at all.

I've just been checking out the re-recording of Moshiach and it's just a new take on it with a higher production quality and some extra production work, it sounds fantastic and when I compare them, it really shows me the progression from the EPs to the LP.

JumpTheF**kUp
April 2nd 2006


2716 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Cog are a great, much like this review.
Favourites off this album are Run, Resonate, My Enemy, Silence is Violence, Anrachy OK, Real Life....Hell the whole album.
What a great debut album, i hadnt even heard of them until about 5 months ago when one of my mates kept going on about Cog. So i borrowed the album off him and its great. I wanna see them live, seeing as they are an Aussie band it wouldnt be that hard.

dUSK
April 2nd 2006


94 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Cog tour regularly, so you should be able to catch them somewhere. I've seen them 6 out of a possible 7 times in less than a year.

[QUOTE=LivingZen]G Mac, I personally disagree with you with your comment about Cog going in the wrong direction. As much as I love the EPs, I find this album to be a crucial step forward, Cog hasn't compromised their sound at all.[/QUOTE]
Oh it's a crucial step, I'm not going to deny that, but you seem to be focusing your argument on the production. I have no problems with a band using a higher standard of production, at all. I'm referring to the elements within the song, that make it what it is. If I listen to the Just Visiting EP's, and the The New Normal, I can't help but feel as though the EP's have so much more soul/feeling. This is the opposite of how I feel after listening to TNN, where I feel as though a portion of it was written merely to gain radio attention. My Enemy and Run are good examples of this. Each to his own though, I guess.

[QUOTE=LivingZen]I've just been checking out the re-recording of Moshiach and it's just a new take on it with a higher production quality and some extra production work, it sounds fantastic and when I compare them, it really shows me the progression from the EPs to the LP.[/QUOTE]
This just backs up my point above about us focusing on different aspects of the music, as it's still essentially the same song. To me, the good songwriting is more important than high quality production.This Message Edited On 04.02.06

wilksy
October 4th 2006


67 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

there a mad band but the lyrics and vocals annoy me a little bit but i cant wait for there next album. hopefully theylle mature a bit. fuken trippy tho, i could go see em soon but i think the gigs 18 plus.

inked
February 22nd 2007


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I still like this album 2 yrs later..

I like Sylvias production on it.. sounds great!
I am definately looking forward to their new one. After hearing and reading all sorts of interviews, it will be interesting to see where they head with it.

Ridethelightning_9
April 12th 2007


25 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah this album is pretty good!!

Cog is probably the best aussie band at the moment behind Karnivool. These guys kick ass

samthebassman
April 12th 2007


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is an awesome album.

AtavanHalen
April 12th 2007


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Excellent album.

Didn't really like the format, but a very good review nonetheless.

DaTwig
April 27th 2007


217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good band, and I have to agree that the lyrics aren't the highlight. There's one line that bugs me to no end in Anarachy OK.
"Walking in the park just the other day, I got hit with a rock!"
It just sounds so bad! Other than that, I really like this band.

Grumma
January 17th 2008


15 Comments


haha i love the lyrics.
but then again im a sucker for glam/hair metal and aren't put off by power metal vocals lol

Great album, gets played the most out of anything I own in the car =)

For me the best songs are Resonate, The Spine and The River Song.
Took me a while to get into Doors and Naming The Elephant, but I still have to say that Doors is close to a masterpiece in terms of the way it's structured and flows

billy33
March 28th 2008


216 Comments


Love this album, Doors has got to be THE best track on here easily. Real Life and The Spine are also awesome. These guys Karnivool and Sleep Parade are Australias best prog bands easily
Can't Wait for Sharing Space only a few more weeks!!!!!!!!This Message Edited On 03.28.08

SavageCore
September 20th 2008


84 Comments


The album grew on me a alot.

AtavanHalen
September 20th 2008


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

It was instant for me.

Jim
December 11th 2008


5110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Taaaaaking
covert trips down to Adelaaaaaaide
Maaaaaking
homemade glasses of lemonaaaaade

great song. my rating for this seems a little harsh considering it's quite good. oh well


AtavanHalen
December 11th 2008


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Then change it?



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