Gru
Cosmogenesis


3.5
great

Review

by fromtheinside USER (127 Reviews)
March 6th, 2012 | 15 replies | 2,621 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: science, you know, that thing you once heard in that class you thought was worth c-average cause when the hell would you use science?

0 of 1 thought this review was well written

Djent isn't a genre. I just want to establish and manuever from that topic immediately. I would also like to comment on how impressive the one oufit Gru really is. Gru is impressive. Alright then. With the debut LP Comosgenesis we finally have intelligent science metal; a probable cousin to the already ridiculous family tree of math-whatever and all its incumbents. Except, Cosmogenesis feels right at home with such a descriptor. Almost as if its a beating heart for the Fermi Paradox, oh, and anything space related. Cosmogenesis is a significant step forward for all thing post-Meshauggah related and a warning to almost all post metal bands.

The carving of this thirty minute plus escapade is everything from superb muscianship, the leads are utterly ridiculous, to a quality atmosphere. Songs rise and rest. Ideas flourish upon each other as if they're happening in real time. Mostly, though, Cosmogenesis, enlists a bountiful work of mobility. The songs simply flow. There are hardly handoffs between tracks, let alone respectful segments. The finer linings of each segment are conducted with beautiful poise. There is hardly a moment where an idea isn't beneficial to the overall product. Hardly.

Let it be known: production is, but also, is not, the key here. This is a fortified project of one man. So production in the terms of iller is essential. The knife to the knee here is the decision making on such part. The atmosphere created throughout is poignant to a degree that no idea seems valid. However, Gru rely on such validity to escape often misteps. More times than not Gru stick to a formula that masks a Cynic rendition; Had said formula been written with Traced In Air and not Focus. Yeah, Gru strike the right notes most of the time, but their inventiveness relies too heavily on an atmosphere plagued by the already heard. So much so that a majority of the finer linings of Gur's abilities are awash in Déj* vu. Herein the faults arise; Gru are so much better than anything death plus metal plus core plus space out there today. Which is why criticism for the debut is a double edged sword.

In the end it's almost as if the fault is a redeeming quality. As if saying "Hey, be better than those who inspired you". Not often is such a thought being bellowed, but upon hearing Cosmogenesis the want is obvious. While a majority of the album feels like that first bright summer day after a long winter, it's hard to forget you've seen the sun before.



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fromtheinside
March 5th 2012



17714 Comments


deviant love me. tis all i ask.

i've had a change of heart recently. i think i love all things musik

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2012



30865 Comments


???

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fromtheinside
March 5th 2012



17714 Comments


i just knew you would respond. that's all.

how's life?

Yazz_Flute
March 5th 2012



18764 Comments


lol "intelligent science metal"

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fromtheinside
March 5th 2012



17714 Comments


i meant to include something regarding BATS for that. well, here's that inclusuion i suppose.

bloc
March 5th 2012



34668 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album's pretty good. Still gets a rare listen from me though.

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Scoot
March 5th 2012



17677 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what the fuck are you trying to say

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Relinquished
March 6th 2012



24407 Comments


n3gging cuz u spelled meshuggah wrong

botb
March 6th 2012



9523 Comments


this is much much more along the lines of animals as leaders or scale the summit than meshuggah

Dimor
March 6th 2012



1750 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Can't believe a guy actually wrote a 5 review for this. Its cool, but not even close to a 5 imo

Piglet
March 6th 2012



4651 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I can perfectly see why someone would give this a 5

iambandersnatch
March 6th 2012



1464 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah this is solid but not 5 territory

PurpleDino
April 4th 2012



3047 Comments


this review makes no sense but it's not bad enough to neg

Omeggia
March 21st 2013



120 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Gets a bit too cheesy at times to be a 5 but I really did love listening to this.

mindleviticus
March 21st 2013



8156 Comments


dis gewd




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