Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons


4.5
superb

Review

by Comatorium. USER (42 Reviews)
November 29th, 2009 | 51 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Billions of years ago, the land was barren, then, nature took it's course in the form of "Scale The Summit's Carving Desert Canyons."

As the optimistic layered sound of "Bloom" begins, you look out over the horizon. The day is sunny and bright, ready for your work to begin. All that lays in front of you is a flat expanse of desert, as far as the eye can see. As the seconds creep by, your optimism builds and you prepare to do what it is you are here for. You are mother nature, and this is Carving Desert Canyons

A brief survey of the land tells you this job will take millennia. What stretches before you is a dry sea littered with cacti and deathly heat waves. This is the "Sargasso Sea." Your initial optimism grows into adrenaline and yearning. You let the wind pick the surface clean, floating on the lofty riffs and waves created by the Sea. An opening forms in the center of the Sea. It is a blank space, waiting to be formed into a marvelous canyon by your power.

What remains is an open area for you to work with. The rain begins to pour over "The Great Plains" in torrents, hardening and compacting the sandy soil that will soon be carved out and affected by your ages of work. As the flooding comes to a close, the rain continues falling in a rhythmic fashion of constant tapping upon the ground, creating a metronome for the land to hear, and all is calm for now.

The great flood is over, and the sand is covered. The crater is now a vast sea, and the sand at the very bottom is compacting and compressing every second. After so many years the sand has formed into sandstone, leaving a large ocean where the empty crater formerly sat. Surrounding the ocean are multitudes of "Dunes." They form walls of acoustic and electric sound, and engulf the landscape, lifting the winds to new heights in the atmosphere. It is getting cold.

The dunes all around collapse, the ocean floods the land. Water pours out and covers the surrounding area. We have reached "The Age of the Tide." Everything is being consumed, and dense flooding makes the environment barren but for hard sand and an ocean at the center. The temperature is still dropping.

Everything is frozen. The land has entered an ice age. The desert is now a "Glacial Planet." As everything froze, the water in the ocean expanded, ripping apart the land around it. Ice constantly shatters inside of the ocean walls, creating fantastic new formations that are as of yet hidden by the layer of ice. The changes are drastic and fast, and the chugging pace with which the canyon is being formed is reflective of this. Finally, the sun reaches the highest point in the sky for centuries, and the ice melts. The water evaporates.

What is left is a marvelous canyon. Surveying your handiwork from the bottom of the formation, the rocks and formations above you resemble a "City In The Sky." There are so many wonderful and intricate rock formations, it is almost unfathomable how nature crafted this. This canyon dwarfs all that would come after it. It is the first of its kind, and will always be the greatest.

Mankind discovers your canyon. They stare in awe at its beauty, and inhabit it. They are the triumphant ones, the ones that have found their home. Their optimism is mirrored by the music the local band begins to play. It is tranquil yet energetic, beautiful yet abrasive, and flows for what seems to be days on end. They feel in control. They own this canyon. They are the "Giants," and they have begun life as we know it today.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Comatorium.
November 29th 2009


4186 Comments


Pretty fuckin' high... thought i'd give this style a try.

Dunno how it worked...

axetofall
November 29th 2009


1 Comments


Well. God damn. Pos from me.

Treska
November 29th 2009


134 Comments


Pretty odd review... i dig it though.

Comatorium.
November 29th 2009


4186 Comments


Thanks brosef.

Romulus
November 29th 2009


8447 Comments


You know this is really well written but it tells me nothing about the music except that its really effing good. Not gonna pos or neg but it was fun to read.

Comatorium.
November 29th 2009


4186 Comments


Thats kinda what i was going for.. i mean, its so atmospheric, and the mood of the way i wrote things is the way the music makes you feel like that could be the soundtrack for this.

Romulus
November 29th 2009


8447 Comments


Eh fuck it I'll pos

Comatorium.
November 29th 2009


4186 Comments


woop woop

Comatorium.
November 29th 2009


4186 Comments


You really do. I dont like instrumental, but this just has something special to it.

Prophet178
November 29th 2009


6397 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hmmm very....poetic? Doesn't say anything about the music but I guess its a cool read.

Comatorium.
November 29th 2009


4186 Comments


See my comment aboveee.

Prophet178
November 29th 2009


6397 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah I did, it isn't really a review though, more like something you would post on a creative writing blog, whatever though, its still a cool read.

Groink
November 29th 2009


774 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've had this downloaded for a while, still haven't listened to it. I guess I should.

Interesting review.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 29th 2009


17225 Comments


ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

bloc
November 29th 2009


35010 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

album rules

Digging: The Birthday Massacre - Superstition

lobby
November 29th 2009


1251 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

album rules


Relinquished
November 29th 2009


25584 Comments


album rules


hydeyomoney
November 29th 2009


934 Comments


this is pretty dumb.

FistfulOfSteel
November 29th 2009


894 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is good

Waior
November 29th 2009


11461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

well okay



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