KOSM is a progressive metal band from Vancouver BC. Combining influences from Mastodon, Tool and Gojira; their sound is dynamic and unquestionably lethal. Since their induction in 2016, they have been making their mark in Vancouver's metal scene as an absolute force to be reckoned with.
"KOSM market themselves as a sort of cross between Mastodon and Tool, and between the burly power chord progressions and dark undercurrents of hammer-on riffs, this seems like a wholly appropriate comparison. Perhaps the band isn't proggy enough to be dubbed henceforth as “Mathstadon,” but an over-reliance on rhythmic acrobatics may have very well ruined KOSM's weighty, catchy grooves."
"While intended to indicate a will to explore the atypical and elaborate the old into something new, the term “progressive” can be off-putting. Too often does a band fall prey to its own ambition of pursuing every flight of fancy and pushing things further, which can quickly turn a forward-thinking album into a confusing grab-bag of technically proficient tangents awkwardly sewn together. Cosmonaut is not that. Here is an album where progressive elements are subtly used to colour already solid, groovy song foundations, which could easily stand by themselves." -
In a genre (like any others, really) that can get a bit repetitive and old, KOSM kicks ass by trying something different every song. Some are heavier than others, some have more psychedelic and moody sections…..they are not a one trick pony. I thoroughly enjoyed the band’s debut album and everyone should give these guys a chance.
But Kosm’s Cosmonaut isn’t bland: it’s the pleasing sound of a band following their own inner vision.
Hellbound.ca gives 'Cosmonaut' 9/10.
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