The Coma Recovery
Drown That Holy End in Wine


4.5
superb

Review

by Powerban USER (9 Reviews)
November 28th, 2009 | 36 replies | 6,442 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you miss out on this opportunity to hear something totally different to the normal stuff you're into, You'll be missing out on something truely special.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Bands like Alexisonfire, Thrice, Isis and God Is An Astronaut are the at the top of their genre's respectively. Here is a band that doesn't want to be in a specified genre, and I'm not going to make a genre name up for them. This is what I can do for you though, If you like any or all of the bands mentioned... This is what this band is.

I got this album as a recommendation and I have to say that when I put on the album opener The Glory Of Alone, I was like great, another God Is An Astronaut clone. I was wrong, after two minutes of so the music breaks out of it's mold and into a short chunky sludge-like riff with some typical post-hardcore vocals before jumping into a foot tapping happy riff. This continues for a minute or so before heading into what seems like the heavier side of a God Is An Astronaut track. The only difference is there is a repeated scream over the top which ads to the atmosphere tenfold. He screams "For everyone, My parting(body?) won't forget" which is repeated until the end of the song, with a nice inclusion of a breakdown near the end.

This is the basics of most of the first part of the album, Until Jet Ring Sent unleashes it's late 80's/early 90's metal chugs and is generally heavier through-out. Now this is where I stopped the album because I had stuff to do, The only song that left an impression on me at that point in time was The Glory Of Alone and I was thinking to myself that the vocals are very irksome to me since I'm not used to all these genre's being smashed together. It turns out I just needed time to let the vocals sink in, Just like any Post-Metal album, really. I came back and put my expensive headphones back on and turned the volume up really loud to get the full effect. I was totally blown away by the albums stand-out track Beneath One Silent Orchestra. It had every aspect I wanted to hear from these guys, It takes the ideas from The Glory Of Alone and puts them into one song in such a perfect way, That it became the turning point in the album. You know when you listen to an album and one song finally clicks with you the rest soon follow? Yes, that's one of those songs.

If you thought The Coma Recovery possibly couldn't do anything different , just take a look at the last 3 songs on the album. You'll see that each song is far longer than anything else they've done, and you just get that feeling that you're in for an epic ride through to the end. These tracks have everything, soft instrumental interludes, breakdowns, screams and headbangable riffs. Every one is a memorable moment that once you get accustomed to the the songs, you can't wait until these moments come up. Just like any great progressive record. If you miss out on this opportunity to hear something totally different to the normal stuff you're into, You'll be missing out on something truely special.

Recommendations:
The Glory Of Alone
Beneath One Silent Orchestra
Charm Of A Pessimist
Fifteen Minute Hourglass
Capulet




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Powerban
November 28th 2009



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This album needed a review. It also needs pretty much 100% of sputnik to listen to it right now, So hurry the fuck up.

Prophet178
November 28th 2009



6397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good album : ).

Powerban
November 28th 2009



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah, This was what I was looking for, thanks for the recommendation. Their vocals and music is more accessible than most post-metal.

KritikalMotion
November 29th 2009



2261 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Will be getting this.

Powerban
November 29th 2009



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Shouldn't disappoint judging by your ratings.

catsinflats
November 29th 2009



129 Comments


hey man, good review. listening now and its pretty cool stuff

Powerban
November 29th 2009



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Beneath One Silent Orchestra is so perfect. Play that song once or twice and you'll be hooked.

catsinflats
November 29th 2009



129 Comments


that track is indeed quite amazing, it really helps the whole album to sink in a little better

Powerban
November 29th 2009



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

It's a grower, for sure. On terms with the Pax Cecilia for amount of time needed to appreciate it. Lucky for me I just put it on for about 5 hours straight before I reviewed it.

Vooligan
November 29th 2009



3541 Comments


Shall check this out when my internet gets uncapped.

Powerban
December 2nd 2009



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Still loving this album.

Powerban
January 10th 2010



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Just gotta say, This is still very relevant for me.

ohnoestehmusik
February 16th 2010



380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Glad to see this album on hurrrrr. My friend is the drummer and i definitely didn't think they had released this cd to a much wider audience than just our local scene. Great band, everyone should check em out.

Powerban
February 16th 2010



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah I think they have a good future if they stick with it.

FigNewtns
February 24th 2010



716 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

loving this

Scoot
April 1st 2011



17722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is fucking awesome

HaloDude442
April 9th 2011



692 Comments


damn this is good. surprised at the low amount of ratings

Scoot
September 26th 2011



17722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sooooooo underrated fuck people come on

Scoot
November 4th 2011



17722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

am i going to have to review this shit for people to fucking listen

La Prosperite
December 1st 2011



13 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Capulet is soooo good.



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