Cog   The New Normal
4.1 Ranking: #108 for 2005
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1.5 very poorMicah-Nahum Ferguson is reading again. | January 4th 14

It's not very often that I am this uninterested by an album. Its hollow production and thin songwriting is so transparent that it hurts to listen to for as long as many of the songs run. The annoying usage of vocal playback far too high in the mix spoils a large amount of the experience. Boring lyrics that don't match up to the concept, lackluster vocals, Tool worship. Need I say more?

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5.0 classicDavid James Young | June 15th 11

Politics, propaganda, conspiracy theories and the harsh, harsh reality of the daily grind.
These are the themes that circulate and ignite within The New Normal, the state-of-
the-union address by a trio of radical progressive anarchists, who created a one of a kind
debut that is yet to be topped in the ever-growing field of Australian heavy rock. It's
dense, aggressive and at times overwhelming, but you could never criticise it for having a
dull moment. Where does one begin to describe the flying beat poetry of "The River," the
devastating ten minutes of "Doors," or even the snarling hooks of "Real Life," "Run" and "My
Enemy"? This is more than an album - it's an experience.

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0.0 kangaroopoo | October 27th 10

Cogís album 'The New Normal' is exceptional. The songs are epic, melodic, diverse and intense. There are so many big moments comprised of catchy choruses, riffs, guitar melodies, slow moody build ups and all out crescendos. Opening track 'Real Life' has it all and there is so much goodness awaiting the listener for the entire album. This is a must have in any alt/prog rock collection and itís replay factor rivals almost any new album Iíve acquired.

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