New Jersey based brutal death metal act COGNITIVE have released a video to the track ‘Fragmented Perception’, taken from their third album Matricide.
A pummelling, brutal chunk of death metal, ‘Fragmented Perception’ lyrically tackles the dark subject of mental illness and suicide.
Vocalist Shane Jost told Decibel: “I wrote ‘Fragmented Perception’ when I was in a dark place mentally. I felt trapped in a cycle of mundanity. Wake up, go to a job I despise, come home with no energy left to do things I actually care about. That stagnant life style eventually boiled over into a midnight surge of adrenaline and panic. I wrote the lyrics to the song in that frenzied state, while my mind was still racing.”
Released October 2018, Matricide shows the band pushing their blistering, chaotic technicality, pummeling brutality, and devastating groove far beyond anything they have done before. Following its release, the band have toured the US and Europe extensively, playing with The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Origin, Ingested and more.
Guitarist Rob Wharton commented on Matricide, “The band really took a lot of time with making sure this album was different than our last album Deformity. We were extremely happy with the way that album was received, but wanted to try and offer something different this time around. This album pushed all of us on our instruments, but while being hard to play, we wanted to make sure the songs were fun and catchy. We incorporated a ton of new things into this album, while still making sure it sounded like us. We wanted to be more in your face, while still having some abstract passages in the songs.”
The massively heavy 10 track effort was recorded by AJ Viana at Sylar Sound Studios, mixed and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal, Revocation), and features artwork by the incredible Pedro Sena (Ingested, Analepsy).
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