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COALESCE

Experimental/Post Metal • United States


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COALESCE are an Experimental/Post-Metal band from Kansas City, Kansas, originally formed in 1994 under the name Breach. The original lineup consisted of vocalist/guitarist Jes Steinenger, bassist Stacy Hilt, and drummer Jim Redd. Their name changed to COALESCE after the addition of vocalist Sean Ingram a year later. COALESCE currently consists of founding members Steinenger and Ingram, but they are complimented by newer recruits Nathan Ellis on bass and Nathan Richardson on drums. COALESCE's history as a band is a rather rocky one, fraught with numerous breakups, hiatuses, reformations, and lineup changes.

The original lineup of COALESCE recorded an early demo EP under West End Studios in 1995, which caught the attention of UK label Earache Records, who had them record and release a second EP entitled 002 later that year, and they began touring in late 1995 in support of BLOODLET and 108. The tour proved difficult for interpersonal relationships among the band members, and an incident after the tour between Ingram and Redd resulted in the band breaking up in early 1996. Ingram would reform the band later that year without Redd, who was replaced by drummer James DeWees while Redd was away at school. Two more 7 recordings, one on Earache and one on Edison Recordings, would give way to the band writing their first full-length, Give Them Rope, in 1997 under Edison Records.
After a brief tour and a number of 7 splits with groups like CONVERGE and TODAY IS THE DAY, the band would go on to record their second full-length, Functioning on Impatience, released in 1998 under Second Nation Recordings. During this time, founding member Stacy Hilt was replaced with current member Nathan Ellis. They attempted to tour during this time in support of their new record with NEUROSIS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NILE but the tour was marred by problems with the tour van and more disputes between band members. They ended up cutting the tour short and went on indefinite hiatus.
In 1999, COALESCE released their third full-length, 012:Revolution in Just Listening, which was recorded in separate sessions by the band members. The next three years would prove to be rocky ones for the band, as the group went through numerous feuds amongst the members, monetary issues, side projects, and constant departures and additions to the lineup. They would end up reforming in 2002 with guitarist Cory White (THE ESOTERIC) replacing Steinenger. In 2004, Steinenger re-jo...
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Give Them Rope
1997
4.00 | 2 ratings
Functioning on Impatience
1998
4.09 | 2 ratings
0:12 Revolution In Just Listening
1999
5.00 | 1 ratings
OX
2009

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Ox EP
2009

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 Functioning on Impatience by COALESCE album cover Studio Album, 1998
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Functioning on Impatience
Coalesce Experimental/Post Metal

Review by progtime1234567

4 stars Functioning On Impatience is the second offering by the metalcore and mathcore band COALESCE. The album is very short with seven songs and a 20-minute length, but don't let that fool you for the music is very technical and heavy. The band uses odd time signatures and random tempo changes, they are also very aggressive and full of energy. The lyrics are deep and they are more of an essayists point of view rather than a poetic or diary-like point of view. The bass and the guitar also play different parts at certain points, which is good because you can hear the bass better that way. I recommend this album if you are into mathcore or if you are just getting into mathcore, this can be a great start. COALESCE deserve more attention than they get because they were a great and very influential band to metalcore and mathcore.
 0:12 Revolution In Just Listening by COALESCE album cover Studio Album, 1999
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0:12 Revolution In Just Listening
Coalesce Experimental/Post Metal

Review by progtime1234567

4 stars This album isn't necessarily prog rock or metal, but it has a lot of proggy moments in it. COALESCE is a metalcore band but more specifically they are what people call mathcore. The album itself has prog moments, like complex time signatures and strange song structures, but it is also an aggressive heavy-hardcore punk record. Blending two almost polar opposite rock subgenres together works out in the case of 0:12 Revolution In Just Listening. It also uses some experimental riffing, samples and screamed vocals. The bands technical ability, aggressive, angry punk, and it's prog rock elements make for a great listen.
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