Cormorant (they're better than Possessed! Just ask Jeff Becerra!)

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Scourge441
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EDIT: If you're buying stuff from the band, the webstore is here.

I just read this on another forum:

Dude... Jeff Becerra from Possessed was at our gig tonight.

We played this dive-bar in the East Bay called Chris' Club with our friends in Sarcoma and Ancient at Birth, and ****ing Jeff Becerra, the legendary vocalist/bassist from Possessed showed up! While we were playing, I saw him rocking out in his wheelchair. After our set (during which we debuted a brand new song that could best be described as Thin Lizzy meets Falkenbach) I went up to Jeff to shake his hand. My opening line, cheesy as it sounds, was "Jeff, thanks so much for inventing death metal." He must have gotten a kick out of it because he actually said "Man, you guys are better than Possessed ever were." Then he told me how he was tripping out during our set and described our live music as "psychedelic." He also said my clothes and playing style apparently reminded him of his buddy Cliff Burton. He offered to buy an album from us, but I couldn't take the dude's money, so I gave him a freebie. Then I told him we were working on our full-length right now, and we'd be honored to have his guest vocals on one of our tracks. He said he was totally for it!

Man that was awesome. I was just listening to Seven Churches this week, and then I run into the dude. Hopefully I can follow up with the guest vocals thing. I'd love to have him on the next Cormorant album. Hell, he could fart into the mic and I'd be happy.

As you can see, old-school death and black metal icons turn me into a little school girl. I'd probably act the same way with Tom Warrior or Cronos. I guess this topic is now about meeting metal icons and you turning into a giddy child on Christmas.


This is the link to his band:
www.myspace.com/cormorantmusic

And yeah, they're really good. Folk/black/melodic death hybrid.
Last edited by Scourge441 at Feb 22, 2010,
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I can't listen to it now cause both my speakers and headphones are broken - but they sound good.

And this is a great story, I've heard a couple of times that Jeff was a really nice guy.
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Listening to Ballad of The Beast right now, it's pretty good. These guys definitely have potential.
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getting alboom~

know perchance where I might find the EP? I'm pretty good at finding deez things, but it does not exist (besides a dead torrent on the wellknown public trackers; 0 seeds)
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Quote by progbass
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its giving Fen a run for their Best 09 Debut spot
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I'm really enjoying this album, damn good debut and may even be in my top 10 for the year.
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Pretty sweet band. Awesome album cover too
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everything about this band is great.
the music successfully blends prog and black metal with awesome results.
combined with amazing and un-cliched artwork.
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I was actually slightly disappointed by Metazoa... I mean, it's good, but I think my expectations were a bit too high. And the best two songs, IMO, were the ones they posted on the MS before releasing it.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Gw0YeydqY&feature=PlayList&p=68A73A966150AF48&index=3
Found a playlist of the whole album on youtube. Awesome stuff. They seemed a little post metal during one song. I'd like to hear more of that in their sound, personally.

If it's Hole in the Sea you're talking about, it does feature Aaron Gregory of Giant Squid on vocals.

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Cool. I enjoy the melodic parts much.

Oh, and in case anyone doesn't know what a Cormorant is:


soooo cute
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I got the two-shirt order with the album art shirt and the blue shirt. Still waiting for them to arrive.
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Quote by Scourge441
If it's Hole in the Sea you're talking about, it does feature Aaron Gregory of Giant Squid on vocals.

@ Lappo: check your PM's.

I don't recall which it was.

Kinda just bumping this in hope they'll get more views (and to remind myself to get some of their stuff when I can be bothered)
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listening to Metazoa once again. this shit is pretty sweet.
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yeah I picked it up recently, and forgot why I put it down

09 has been gracious to us thus far
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wow non noobhammer metal in 2009 not made by slough feg this is a good thing
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Metazoa is in my top 5 albums of 2009.

Unfortunately I doubt it will make our list cause no-one knows about them

But everyone, please listen. They need more recognition.

Blood on the Cornfields is totally raping me right now.
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I have to be honest, I wasn't entertained by Metazoa. The album artwork is great, but as for the music, by the time it got to Hanging Gardens I was thoroughly bored. And that's where it seemed to sort of pickup with the layering. I am missing something here...
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So, I used to be of the same opinion as Contraband. Then, I recently gave Metazoa another listen, and I have fallen in love. It's brilliant. Not a song I dont enjoy on the album.
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Quote by Butt Rayge
Metazoa is in my top 5 albums of 2009.

Unfortunately I doubt it will make our list cause no-one knows about them


they were in mine originally, but then I found out the last Mournful Congregation album was from this year, so space had to be made...
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Quote by romencer17
they were in mine originally, but then I found out the last Mournful Congregation album was from this year, so space had to be made...


Damn you...

Also, I saw you were a neighbor of mine on last.fm.
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Also, I saw you were a neighbor of mine on last.fm.
You, sir, have good music taste!


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The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

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Just started listening to Metazoa for the first time.

Mind already blown.
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eh, I really wouldn't call it mind blowing, though it is a great album.
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Actually, not to sound like a sheep, but...

After the first song it has gone downhill Although perhaps that's because I'm concentrating on homework.
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I just listened to the album again last night. Sure enough, it did get better. But it's by no means "tEh raWkZ0R!!!111one". It is however, a very good album. 2nd track is major win.
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Quote by P1ayingW1thF1re
Actually, not to sound like a sheep, but...

After the first song it has gone downhill Although perhaps that's because I'm concentrating on homework.

Second half of the album > the first.
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Pretty cool stuff.

My boyfriend met Jeff Becerra years ago at his house and said he was one of the nicest musicians he's ever met.
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