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

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#41
Quote by Scourge441
Second half of the album > the first.


agreed

it definately has good flow and showcases lots of different things whilst still maintaining origanlity and a sense of cohesiveness

Makes me anticipate NeO more too
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#43
fans of Cormorant should check out a slightly more doomish version of them from Italy

goes by the name Novembre, suggested albums are Materia, Dreams D'Azur, and Novembrine Waltz
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#44
Aye, good band, that Novembre. Add Classica to that list and you got yourself a winner.

However, I prefer Cormorant. [It's ok, I prefer Cormorant to a lot of things right now]
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#45
this is a very nice discovery.

thank you TS
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i've always found pop to be harder to play than metal... especially shred metal... it's just really fast tremolo picking and the occasional palm mute... and the only chords you have to worry about are power chords...
#46
Fourth listen through Metazoa. I'm telling you guys, it gets exponentially better each time. At this point, it's in the 'unbelievable' phase.
#47
yeah it really is a sick debut

makes me wonder if NeO will ever get around to it with all their hype...
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#48
Just picked up their album a few days ago and it's really good so far. I really love the guitar leads in Scavengers Feast...mmm same with the second song... Only listened to the first 5 tracks or so thus far but I'm really liking this.
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#49
Definitely high up on my list of albums that I need to listen to.

Uneasy Lies The Head and Emigrant's Wake were remarkably inspirational.
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#50
Quote by progbass
yeah it really is a sick debut

makes me wonder if NeO will ever get around to it with all their hype...

They will. It's a seven-song album, and five of those seven songs are known to be awesome. They'd have to really screw something up for that album to not be good.
#51
I only know of three, which are good.

When is the question though. Basically, we were waiting all of '09 for it.

Also, Scourge, since you are totes in line with my music tastes, I trust you like Novembre?
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#52
I've listened to them, but they've never really clicked with me.

Also, check out the songs Xenoflux and As Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope (both are NeO). Those are the other two of the five I was referring to.
Last edited by Scourge441 at Jan 17, 2010,
#54
Update from Arthur on another forum I go to. Emphasis is mine:

New album is coming along very nicely. Should be recorded by the end of this year. Touring in any major capacity we can't afford yet. We almost all have management positions at our jobs so it's hard to get away for more than a week at a time, especially considering we also need to take time off to record the next album. And if we take too much time off from work, then we get fired, which means we can't afford the next album.


Granted, that's still far away and very well might change, but if we get new Cormorant next year, I will be very pleased.
#56
Just heard Salt of the Earth on their Myspace and I definitely like what Im hearing. Gonna DL the album to see if its worth buying.
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#57
Edited the original post to include the band's webstore.

GB: trust me, it is worth buying.
#58
****ing love this band, just ordered the mega pack off of their website.

Uneasy Lies the Head is one of the best solos I've heard in a while.
#59
Well this is very flattering. Thanks for the kind words about our music, guys. Arthur here. We're hard at work on the Metazoa follow-up. It's even weirder. I think most of you will dig it.
#60
Quote by TheTiberian
Well this is very flattering. Thanks for the kind words about our music, guys. Arthur here. We're hard at work on the Metazoa follow-up. It's even weirder. I think most of you will dig it.


Oh my god, you even post here?

I find that Metazoa is more and more enjoyable every time you give it a spin. The first 4 or 5 times, I found it to be rather bland. But the piratey vibe proves to be infectious and the melodies just plain fun. Then there's the atmospheric, textured parts. If that's "weird" and there's more of that, I'll be happy.
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#61
Arthur, this is the best Tiberan Ass Bastard Folk I've ever heard. Keep up the great work. Metazoa is a truly unique piece of art.
#62
Quote by Contraband
Oh my god, you even post here?

I find that Metazoa is more and more enjoyable every time you give it a spin. The first 4 or 5 times, I found it to be rather bland. But the piratey vibe proves to be infectious and the melodies just plain fun. Then there's the atmospheric, textured parts. If that's "weird" and there's more of that, I'll be happy.


Yeah I've heard more than once that it's a grower. Glad you're enjoying it. By "weirder," I mean more progressive, more textures, more dissonance, more inventive use of time signature and tempo changes.
#63
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Arthur, this is the best Tiberan Ass Bastard Folk I've ever heard. Keep up the great work. Metazoa is a truly unique piece of art.


Thank you kindly. Perhaps one day we won't be the ONLY Tiberian Ass Bastard Folk band.
#64
So, you play for the band?

I think that's swell. You guys planning on touring Alberta, Canada?


or are you sticking around your area?

Sorry for sounding needy.
#65
Yes, I'm Arthur, the vocalist/bassist. A fan tipped me off to this forum recently when Metazoa was inexplicably included in a top metal albums of the decade listing. I'm actually Canadian, and we'd love to tour in your beautiful country, but unfortunately we can't afford it at this time. Touring is complicated when everyone in the band has full-time jobs, loving girlfriends, and no record label.

You're not sounding needy at all. I'm happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

Nice doom dance gif, by the way. Love me some Candlemass.
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#66
"your beautiful country" ?

That's OUR beautiful country, man!


That's great, i'll be glad to catch you guys if ever end up in Edmonton or Calgary, once everything balances out, thanks


How did you end up in San Francisco anyways?
#67
Well, I'm not JUST Canadian. I was actually born in Florida of all places. My father's a purebred canuck, and I lived in Vancouver for several years when I was a kid. My mother is French, as in from Europe... so I somehow have a triple-citizenship going. It's very strange.

And indeed, OUR beautiful country, but I hesitate to call it that since I haven't visited since I was a teenager. I love it though.
#68


Arthur posts here! I'm rather excited by this.
Question:
By chance will there be more sections like the trem picked atmospheric one in Hanging Gardens, after the intro [starts at like 1.19]? Or, hell, the whole beginning, up to the folky riff?

...or there's the phasered arpeggio brilliance of Hole in the Sea... or the octave melody/solo towards the end of The Crossing... See this is the problem. There's so much great stuff on Metazoa!
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"I AM metal"
#69
Whoa! Triple-citizenship would be awesome.

Well, I think it's time for a visit then

Thanks for the responses
#70
This glorious appearance has resulted in me listening to Metazoa. So good. The tremolo harmony in the chorus (I'm assuming that's what it is) of Scavengers Feast is just unbelievably transcendent. Same goes for Sky Burial as a whole. Well ****, the entire album
#71
Quote by Burning_Angel


Arthur posts here! I'm rather excited by this.
Question:
By chance will there be more sections like the trem picked atmospheric one in Hanging Gardens, after the intro [starts at like 1.19]? Or, hell, the whole beginning, up to the folky riff?

...or there's the phasered arpeggio brilliance of Hole in the Sea... or the octave melody/solo towards the end of The Crossing... See this is the problem. There's so much great stuff on Metazoa!


I'm really glad you enjoy the start of Hanging Gardens! That song is very personal to me, especially the opening. The writing for the next album is still in progress, but in terms of my current feelings on it, I'm hearing a good deal of atmospheric black metal, some Coroner/Voivod, and a surprising amount of Rush (!). Hole in the Sea was a hell of a lot of fun to record, because that song was actually improvised in the studio. I think you'll enjoy a lot of the layering going on, especially since we brought someone interesting in to mix this time. He's not well-known for some reason, but the band he's worked with their whole career sure are.


Whoa! Triple-citizenship would be awesome.
Well, I think it's time for a visit then
Thanks for the responses


I think you're right. I could use some northern air. Not sure how I'll swing it but I'd sure like to.

This glorious appearance has resulted in me listening to Metazoa. So good. The tremolo harmony in the chorus (I'm assuming that's what it is) of Scavengers Feast is just unbelievably transcendent. Same goes for Sky Burial as a whole. Well ****, the entire album


Ha, yeah I guess it's a chorus. Sorta. There's only really a couple choruses on the whole album, and they're just repeated once. I'm very glad you enjoy it. Thanks!
#72
Lol. I saw the last post in this thread was by someone named TheTiberian, and I figured it would be you.

Well, welcome to UG. Hope you enjoy your stay. Also, GHOULS.
#73
Quote by TheTiberian
Yes, I'm Arthur, the vocalist/bassist. A fan tipped me off to this forum recently when Metazoa was inexplicably included in a top metal albums of the decade listing. I'm actually Canadian, and we'd love to tour in your beautiful country, but unfortunately we can't afford it at this time. Touring is complicated when everyone in the band has full-time jobs, loving girlfriends, and no record label.

You're not sounding needy at all. I'm happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

Nice doom dance gif, by the way. Love me some Candlemass.


That would be me
Great to have you here on the forums Arthur!
#74
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That's great, i'll be glad to catch you guys if ever end up in Edmonton or Calgary, once everything balances out, thanks


Put me on that list as well, should you ever come to one of those citys.

Quote by TheTiberian
Yeah I've heard more than once that it's a grower. Glad you're enjoying it. By "weirder," I mean more progressive, more textures, more dissonance, more inventive use of time signature and tempo changes.



Can't wait, can we expect to see a sample track or two in the near future?
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#75
Quote by TheTiberian
Nice doom dance gif, by the way. Love me some Candlemass.


You're quickly winning your way to my heart.
#76
Lol. I saw the last post in this thread was by someone named TheTiberian, and I figured it would be you.

Well, welcome to UG. Hope you enjoy your stay. Also, GHOULS.


Thanks for starting this topic. In my opinion the other board can sometimes get over-saturated with Cormorant topics (when Metazoa came out it got a bit insane), so it's extremely helpful when we get spread to other forums like this one. So thank you.

...and ATTACK THE CHURCH.

That would be me
Great to have you here on the forums Arthur!


Pleasure to be here. I'll check back every so often to answer questions or offer recommendations. And I appreciate you letting me know about this forum.

Can't wait, can we expect to see a sample track or two in the near future?


I'd love to but we do need to record it first. That won't be until the late autumn I'd assume. When we do release the next album, we'll have a very special pre-order package available. I really wanted to integrate the fans more into the process, so this will do that very literally. I need to figure out some logistics, but I think die-hard fans will really enjoy what I'm planning.
#77
Quote by TheTiberian
Thanks for starting this topic. In my opinion the other board can sometimes get over-saturated with Cormorant topics (when Metazoa came out it got a bit insane), so it's extremely helpful when we get spread to other forums like this one. So thank you.

It's pretty crazy over there in general. Most of the stuff that happens there would result in warnings and bannings pretty fast over here. But we have a strict one-topic-per-band thing here, so you won't get a bunch of random Cormorant topics here.

I can not, however, guarantee that this one topic will not also get crazy. Go take a look at the Ne Obliviscaris thread; all they've released is a three-song demo and they have a thread here with over 2,000 posts because Tim and Xenoyr are so active there.

Quote by TheTiberian
I need to figure out some logistics, but I think die-hard fans will really enjoy what I'm planning.

Any hints, or are you leaving us hanging until the official announcement?
#78
Quote by TheTiberian
I'd love to but we do need to record it first. That won't be until the late autumn I'd assume. When we do release the next album, we'll have a very special pre-order package available. I really wanted to integrate the fans more into the process, so this will do that very literally. I need to figure out some logistics, but I think die-hard fans will really enjoy what I'm planning.


Sounds awesome, couple this with your even "weirder" sound for the next album and this is easily one of my most anticipated releases of the year.
#80
lucky sod

Hey Aurther, how zit going? I was that wierdo that started talkin to you about Heart of Ages and Omnio a longgggggg time ago.

I wanted to say your bass playing is superb, very emotive and expressive. Not a note out of place.
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