Comity

...As Everything Is A Tragedy

Written by: ASH on 29/10/2006 17:30:24

Ahh...another split-track album consisting of a whooping 99 track bundle. Where to begin, I say. I read somewhere that this french group of screamers had, with their "unusual" approach, aroused every bit of curiosity from the press and public. But what arousal? It still really bugs me, since even though I'm a fan of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Converge, I sense nothing special in this endless amount of random noise. They've said to have received a warm welcome from the French and international press along with renounciation as one of the most promising bands on the hardcore scene, but I can't really imagine anyone, be it sober or drunk, who would have a great time at their shows. In fact, 100% of the tracks sounds like a drug addict vomiting lyrics in a faulty attempt to create 'the new sound of hardcore'.

But with that said, I'm aware of Comity's sound's main concept. The feeling of the great, downward spiral of emotional pandemonium, which is given a voice, in this case through nonsense guitar riffs from Francois and Yann, while their drummer Guillaume tries to uphold a promising beat to something that you might question if it's really music or just some buzzsaw of noise that hides behind a veil of 'you just don't understand our creativity'. I like their interesting approach on the uttermost emotions of despair, but giving them a sound like that along with a voice, which no one can decipher, simply doesn't cut the slack.

We can argue about my view on music, and I'm sure of that even Comity has a fanbase of some size, but in cases like this you just have to accept that what you love to do might not be something that is right. But what is right? To me, it is not the sound of Comity that I hear on this album. They have some deep emotions that they want to unfold and show the international masses. They have intense energy to unleash, but they forget to think about what they're actually doing. Maybe it is just me, but I can't hear your poetic tragedies Thomas, I only hear you scream.

3

Download: N/A (no song titles on the promo)
For the fans of: The Dillinger Escape Plan, later NYHC bands
Listen: Myspace

Release date 24.07.2006
Candlelight Records
Provided by Target ApS

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