Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience


4.0
excellent

Review

by fsharp USER (10 Reviews)
September 21st, 2010 | 59 replies


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist

Review Summary: One of the angriest albums on planet Earth

“What more do you want from me? Some sort of apology?
Well I promise that forgiveness is the most you'll
get. And what I demand of you is to put up or shut up.
So make your decision, but remember - you can't kill
us all.”

The opening rant to this album not only warns you that this is not a force to be reckoned with but also a pissed off one at that. As you embark on this 20 minute never-ending carnival ride you are assaulted by harsh dissonance, some of the angriest vocals I have ever had the pleasure to hear ala Sean Ingram. I say a never- ending carnival ride because though the last track may fade from your ears, it will always stick with you. I surround myself in all different types of metal and its subgenres and I can always find beauty in brutality for the most part. “Functioning on Impatience” however, is quite the contrary. It’s almost impossible to pick out any pleasant moments. The 20 minute runtime while may be the downfall for this album doesn’t really feel all that short. It’s just so overwhelmingly heavy and angry that it’s almost too much to listen to constantly, and that is where the beauty lies.

Coalesce has also managed to almost write this entire album using odd-time signatures. There’s really everything on hear. From 5/4 to 6/6 to 9/8 to 7/8… you get the point. This is where for me, the beauty lies in. In The outstanding display of album flow, through the absurdly constant use of odd-time signatures, which I not only find beautiful but also downright mesmerizing. Frequent use of these elements not only affected me as a musician but also as a music listener in general. The inhumane amount of beating that each instrument received on the recording of the record is almost seen as a good thing if looking at it in terms of being a refreshing experience.

If art can be happy and delightful, than it can definitely be angry and pissed off, which is what “Functioning on Impatience” exactly is. It’s most certainly an art form on those terms. Pick this up or do whatever you can to listen to it and also don’t forget to scare your friends.

Fun Fact:
James Dewees, drummer on this album went on to form “Reggie and the Full Effect” his popular solo project.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Phrike
September 21st 2010


1691 Comments


fuck yea my favorite Coalesce album. good review

Inveigh
September 21st 2010


25025 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

awesome album, good review

Maniac!
September 21st 2010


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Favorite coalesce.. OX is almost as good, it's really close.

Inveigh
September 21st 2010


25025 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

0:12 is my favorite, this and OX are pretty close for me as far as 2nd goes

Maniac!
September 21st 2010


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

0:12 rules, but his voice sounds so strained compared to OX

R6Rider
September 21st 2010


4680 Comments


album title pretty much sums up my life

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ffs
September 21st 2010


4880 Comments


im into elite metalcore but ive only listened to ox by these fellows. i suck

Athom
Staff Reviewer
September 21st 2010


17222 Comments


a disgust for details is the heaviest thing ever

Phrike
September 21st 2010


1691 Comments


hell yea

fsharptrit0ne
September 21st 2010


4814 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks for the comments mates

accompliceofmydeath
September 21st 2010


4253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The breakdown at the end of "My Love For Extremes"? Damn!

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EvilCashew
October 19th 2010


132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love this but it doesn't quite top 0:12.

NeroCorleone80
October 19th 2010


29278 Comments


yea 0:12 is the best they've done

EvilCashew
October 20th 2010


132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yup yup, I agree.

eternium
October 20th 2010


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yep.

deftones27
November 20th 2010


137 Comments


This album is addictive.

deftones27
December 10th 2010


137 Comments


yah this really scared my friends and terrified my ex

accompliceofmydeath
December 11th 2010


4253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM MEEEEEE?

gosk8n
February 9th 2011


1054 Comments


wow this is the strangest metalcore i heard of but i know its going to grow on me but 3.5 for now

Digging: Objekt - Flatland

Thor
February 9th 2011


10200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's pretty awesome.



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