Released on: 2011-07-22
If you like progressive metal, there is no getting around COMMUNIC.
The music of the exceptional band from Norway includes many elements from various metal genres. Their grasp for variety of power, melody, and intelligent lyrics with a highly progressive musical approach made COMMUNIC one of the best newcomers for years!
The Norwegian metalheads are now back with “The Bottom Deep” which is simply breath-taking! Every time you listen to the album, the more you notice the complexity, and the more you appreciate the increased and well crafted heaviness of it!
“I think the heaviness of these songs will surprise many of you, and the overall feeling of it is way darker this time. The songs are shorter, more in your face and may seem straightforward at first, but there are many twists and turns that will just creep under your skin. This album is DEEP!” - Oddleif.
In the beginning of February 2011, Oddleif, Erik and Tor Atle entered the Studios again to start the recordings to “The Bottom Deep”. Close to an hour long in total, each of these nine songs by itself will convince every fan and sceptic out there with a blend of harmony, power, complex structures and time changes. Oddleif’s vocals cover a wide range and always match the song. Great screams echo in the distance, as cymbals sparkle and emphasize atmosphere. The bass underlying the guitar keeps the tracks intact while rendering it with the groovy vibe of the drums. In other words, it seems pretty clear that “The Bottom Deep” will appeal to fans of such classic bands as SANCTUARY / NEVERMORE, CANDLEMASS and even the more modern metal acts such as IN FLAMES as this is the perfect hybrid that will appeal to fans of both power and prog metal! Catchy vocal melodies, thrilling bass and guitar lines are colliding with power, thrash, progressive and even doom and groovy metal!
Founded in March 2003 by guitarist/vocalist Oddleif Stensland and drummer Tor Atle Andersen, (both ex-SCARIOT), who later joined forces with bass player Erik Mortensen. COMMUNIC started out as a side project, and in January 2004, the band recorded a three-track demo which they distributed as a limited editition version (100 copies). After receiving some serious recognition including being "demo of the month" in Rock Hard Germany, and a track on the ‚Heavy oder was?!‘ magazine sampler, the band signed a long-term record deal with leading German metal label NUCLEAR BLAST for several albums. In September 2004, COMMUNIC spent three weeks in Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen to record their debut album "Conspiracy In Mind", which was released on February 21st 2005.
After this their march of victory continued by releasing “Waves Of Visual Decay” (2006) and “Payment Of Existence” (2008). Both releases several album of the month titles. Times would have changed really dramatically if this success did not also happen to “The Bottom Deep”.
With COMMUNIC the worldwide Metal scene has a exciting and promising name to remember! These guys are a talent that doesn't come along too often… maybe only once in a lifetime!!
…but as Oddleif says: “…remember, there are no boundaries in COMMUNICs music!”
|Track list||Total runtime|
|1||- Facing Tomorrow||7:44|
|3||- Flood River Blood||5:16|
|4||- Voyage Of Discovery||6:51|
|5||- In Silence With My Scars||6:23|
|6||- My Fallen||6:54|
|7||- Destroyer Of Bloodlines||5:50|
|8||- Wayward Soul||2:39|
|9||- The Bottom Deep||7:03|
|10||- Bonus Track: In Union We Stand||5:04|