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Atheistʼs Cornea

by Envy

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TONY ZAGORAIOS Excellent album. This is a true diamond that you must have in your collection. Voice is brutal but with a great sense of melody and the whole band is really reaching a higher level of musical compositions. Atmosphere...chaos..harmony and the journey starts.. Favorite track: Ticking Time and String.
William Miller
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William Miller A real cool record from top to bottom. Never heard of them before I saw them touring recently and was blown away instantly. Very impressive mix of sounds, both brutal/heavy and melodic/beautiful. Tough to pick just one favorite. Favorite track: Footsteps in the Distance.
Marco Aguirre
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Marco Aguirre Found out about this mix of Post Hardcore infused with Post Rock this year. Probably one of the most powerful bands I've ever heard. Their discography is amazing and this album is no exception. Favorite track: Shining Finger.
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Despite its relative brevity (at 43 minuntes it is Envy's shortest album since their early 90s thrash days), Atheist's Cornea is easily the band's most progressive work. Beginning with a punishing pummel, holes of light are gradually punched open to reveal an uncanny series of dynamic, emotionally charged epics. Not only does Atheistʼs Cornea showcase some wholly unexpected new turns for Envy, it also often reaches transcendent heights that could overwhelm a major blockbuster film — all while vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa sings, screams, and speaks like his life depended on it. Atheist's Cornea is the purest, most distilled example of Envy's brand of brilliance. It is also their bravest album, taking new risks with a much welcomed, broader vocal palette and an instrumental experimentation that navigates blistering shifts from impenetrable noise to poetic, pin-drop introspection with astounding grace. Envy have finally mastered the art of being effective and efficient without sacrificing an ounce of either – a truly inspired evolution from a band whose mastery of both remains unparalleled.


released May 15, 2015


tags: rock Japan


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