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Senmuth - Cognitive Discord CD (album) cover




Experimental/Post Metal

3.10 | 8 ratings

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4 stars This beginning of an era and one of the most unique music projects of the twenty-first century is a very strong start to kick off a unique career. It's still far from being perfect but should nevertheless especially please to fans of gothic and industrial music.

Senmuth seems pretty much inspired by industrial bands such as Ministry but also Kovenant. On the other side, this record reminds me of the avant-garde style of the Neue Deutsche Todeskunst with bands such as Das Ich or Lacrimosa. As a third comparison, I would cite bands that unite the avant-garde side and the gothic or industrial influences to a mind-blowing potpourri such as Adversus or also UneXpect.

That means that this record is indeed as the title suggest discordant and heavy to digest. The album sounds coherent but not yet perfectly thought out. The album works as a whole and has already an almost conceptual approach so that I couldn't really point out any particular song. The album is definitely less profound, surprising and inspiring than many of Senmuth's later albums but he executed this kind of music already perfectly on his second release. If you happen to like the general style of this record you should definitely try out Izoteri-Ka which is a highlight of this kind of music. I would also suggest you though to try out the more commercial and diversified Со(знание)бытия or on the other hand the more aggressive and metal influenced RXG-242-11.

This album here is in the end more like an essay or a courageous first try. It contains a high degree of creativity and it's maybe simply too high to fully enjoy this hectically done record. It's without a doubt pretty interesting but doesn't yet represent the world and vision of Senmuth.

Originally published on on August 20th of the year 2011.

kluseba | 4/5 |


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