Sunday, March 11, 2012

Review:Comity-The Journey Is Over Now

Bandcamp
2011

French band Comity has kept a relatively low profile in the US despite releasing some of the most challenging and ultimately rewarding chaotic metal/hardcore material in the last decade. As with both their previous LP's, The Journey Is Over Now is dense and layered, taking several listens to fully digest and appreciate. Split into four separate parts but meant to be taken in as a whole, the band explores practically every genre of extreme music, from chaotic metalcore to more traditional screamo elements as well as some more sludgey downtempo sections. Much praise should be given as the band has managed to write such lengthy material that is devoid of a riff/section overstaying it's welcome when so many different elements are at play. Fans of the controlled technical chaos made famous by bands such as Botch, Converge and Dillinger Escape Plan will find plenty to enjoy here. This is an undeniably ambitious record that continues to reward with repeated listens. With Throatruiner records offering a free download of LP via their bandcamp page (see the link above), there is no absolutely no reason not to check this out.