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Experimental/Post Metal • United States


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CORMORANT are a progressive metal band from the San Francisco Bay area in California. Formed in 2007, the band is part of the very promising underground experimental Bay area metal scene. With a piecemeal lineup of musicians with backgrounds ranging in everything from folk rock and classical music to hip-hop, black metal, and country, and a solid backbone in metal, the band makes for a very eclectic and genre-bending listening experience.

While being first and foremost a band with strong black and death metal tendencies channeling the likes of AGALLOCH or ENSLAVED, everything from CYNIC-esque jazzy passages, MY DYING BRIDE doomy atmosphere, MAIDEN-esque galloping riffing and SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE-like pop experimentation can be heard, the band's style is difficult to pinpoint and they do a good job making way for their own sounds to shine through from time to time.

After successfully playing shows with bands like WOLVES IN THE THONE ROOM and fellow Bay-area acts like GRAYCEON and GIANT SQUID, the band released a 5-track EP and later their first full-length album Metazoa in September of 2010 to largely positive reviews. This is one Bay-area band to keep an eye on in the future as they have already show much promise. Fans of progressive black metal bands like AGALLOCH, ENSLAVED, and LUDICRA will find a lot to enjoy in CORMORANT's music.

Biography written by NecronCommander

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4.11 | 9 ratings
Metazoa
2010
3.75 | 12 ratings
Dwellings
2011
3.83 | 6 ratings
Earth Diver
2014
4.00 | 5 ratings
Diaspora
2017

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3.00 | 2 ratings
The Last Tree
2007

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4.11 | 9 ratings

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Metazoa
Cormorant Experimental/Post Metal

Review by 40footwolf

4 stars "Metazoa" is the very definition of a promising debut: There's enough of a foundation here to allow for easy future development and enough substance to keep the listener enthralled for (more or less) the entire runtime. There's no point beating around the bush: The stars of the show here are Matt Solis and Nick Cohon's guitars. Occasionally they'll showcase some of the bravado that one expects from a band with twin lead guitars, but more often they'll take a nuanced approach to playing, with a heavy riff anchoring a fluttering solo or both players intertwining for some effects pedal-drenched shoegaze.

There are enough bold hooks here to remain memorable amongst the more derivative sequences and the "less is more" approach to keyboards keeps them from sounding dated or silly. The arrangements alternate nicely between straightforward melodic death metal and more folkish/power metal elements without sounding contrived, and the growls aren't off- putting and don't sound out of place, a perfectly brash layer to the already heroic stew the band has cooked up. This is the rare progressive metal release that has bite AND intellect. With their new album on the way I anticipate a lot more (quite deserved) buzz around Comorant and can't wait to see what they come up with next. This is an album that every progressive metal lover should be willing to give a spin.

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