The Pitch: Translation Loss and Throatruiner present the new full length album from French experimental mathcore group, Comity. FFO Converge, Krallice, Bosse-de-Nage
What I Like: If nothing else, this is a highly technical and layered experience. I am going to stick by my comparison of Converge meets Krallice; with the dissonance and chaos of the latter, but the accessibility and drive of the former. There are some highly rewarding tracks to be found here, including the 10 minute+ "VII," which combines more upbeat melodies with the aforementioned abrasive and progressive structures. There was even a few moments that made me recall The Fall of Troy, though even these find a more extreme, blackened aesthetic.
What I Don't Like: This is another one of those times where the dissonant, technical elements of a band sometimes override my overall enjoyment. There are certainly times where everything comes together to form compositions that are both highly proficient and engrossing, but others I am tempted to skip forward.
The Verdict: An album that on which I see room for improvement, but also one that solidifies Comity as a worthwhile investment for fans of proficient and sometimes experimental performances. It's out now.
Flight's Fav's: III, IV, VI