Progressive metal project COGNOS have partnered with Invisible Oranges for the premiere of the band’s upcoming self-titled debut album. Stream the album in its entirety at: www.invisibleoranges.com/cognos-premiere
Willowtip Records will release Cognos on CD and digital formats on October 22. Pre-order the album at:
|“A progressive metal album [that is] fresh, well played and with a clear intention to continue taking the genre forward. Mixes the most extreme currents without taking away an iota of their ferocity. Intricate and melodic, creating this novel sound that is very authentic, very original.” (10/10)|
“A fabulous Progressive Metal record.” (9/10)
“Songs surge and writhe dramatically, rising to moments of intensity marbled with impressive technical proficiency and falling to stretches of beautiful serenity, which are always in peril of being ripped asunder by another onslaught of whirling progressive death metal.”
– Toilet ov Hell
“Interesting, even head-spinning, proggy extremity.”
– No Clean Singing
“The band picks literally picks into every style, Metal related or not, to make Cognos a diversified, intense and complex album.”
– Acta Infernalis
“A very complete work with long songs, great musical structures and full of surprising technique.” (8.5/10)
– Dargedik Rock Metal Webzine
“The whole album is big and bold. [They] mix different ingredients together in ways that work impressively well for a debut offering.”
– The Independent Voice
“Technical progressive melodic death that has a bit of a Nevermore vibe going on with a bit of an Amon Amarth thing too. Cool stuff!”
– Mosh Pit Radio
“Melodic progressive extreme metal with both growling and singing.”
– Metal Bulletin Zine
Recorded under the veil of anonymity, Cognos fuses elements of extreme metal, new age, and prog for a 10-track journey that breeches the dimensional threshold. Cognos was composed and recorded by COGNOS with drums by Ed. G. San’s blood, flesh, and bone. Artwork by IS and AR.
II · Orb
III · Pharos
IV · Cometary’s Waltz
V · Light Years Coral (featuring guest vocals by GS)
VI · Plenary Void
VII · Hierarch
VIII · If Skylines Collide
IX · Tririzon
X · Monolitheor
COGNOS is music and a concept, born from the thirst of creating uneven mixes and sensations rarely found today. A project from no specific country with a line up we prefer to remain unknown.
COGNOS links extreme styles with atmospheric ambience, trying to find the balancing point where Gojira meets Vangelis, Peter Gabriel embraces Coroner or even where Enya converses with Opeth.
With a possible loose resemblance to Devin Townsend, COGNOS pursues to represent the atmosphere and the overwhelming sensation one experiences just before contemplating something that surpasses our very own cognition. A bewildering presence that inexplicably embraces us to travel.
We could say that it is a tribute to the agnostic awe we all feel on a spiritual level, avoiding any implication of the human race and its mundanity. The anonymity of this project complements the concept of the album. It encourages us to set aside prejudices and simply listen. If it manages, even for a split second, to transport you away from where you are, COGNOS will have delivered.
Tearing apart what’s human is our privilege. And the result is beautiful.