Flourishing - The Sum Of All Fossils


8.1 | 29 votes |
Release date: 2 August 2011
Style: Technical death metal, Sludge metal

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01. A Thimble's Worth
02. The Prospects Of Rejection
03. By Which We're Cemented
04. In Vivid Monochrome
05. Momentary Senses
06. Fossil Record
07. Summary
08. As If Bathed In Excellence

When Ulcerate emerged early this year like a Kraken from the dead oceans and turned death metal upside down with an usually innovative lunge toward a Neurosis-ian, post-death aesthetic, I for one thought it would be a one-off entity for 2011. Apparently not. Along with a smattering of others that could fall under this neologism, such as Baring Teeth, Owl and perhaps even Mitochondrion, Flourishing take more than a leaf from this burgeoning movement of a more textured approach to death metal (and post-hardcore) and manage to inject a level of variety and diversity not seen even in The Destroyers Of All (being the perfect remedy for those that found it too repetitive).

This is one record that does not deserve to slip by unnoticed.



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Comments: 44   Visited by: 197 users
06.08.2014 - 18:28
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.08.2014 at 18:27
Do certain perms depend on a band's visibility then?

Well, once you get the ability to edit genres, invisible bands are essentially free game. It's the featured ones that require a more advanced permission.
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06.08.2014 - 18:29
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.08.2014 at 18:28

Well, once you get the ability to edit genres, invisible bands are essentially free game. It's the featured ones that require a more advanced permission.

Ah, I see.
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06.09.2014 - 05:48
Dima
What a sweet finish.
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21.01.2015 - 08:47
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry
Sorry, I just don't understand their music.
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21.01.2015 - 13:48
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
And thankfully means you didn't try to place a genre on it. Technical Ambientcore, or something you probably would have gone for.
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21.01.2015 - 15:17
Rating: 9
Alex F
yeah man
Thank you God Buster for giving me an idea of whose discography I should go through today. One of the best modern death metal bands
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21.01.2015 - 17:36
Rating: 10
Fearmeister
The Tardy Boy
I love how his negative votes makes more people listen to an album (and say its awesome) than his positive ones.
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Thinking outside the box merely places you in another, somewhat larger box.
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21.01.2015 - 18:30
Rating: 9
Uldreth
Written by Alex F on 21.01.2015 at 15:17

Thank you God Buster for giving me an idea of whose discography I should go through today. One of the best modern death metal bands

Lol the same for me. Also since I am the local core guy, I must express that the breakdown in By Which We're Cemented completely herped my derp.

I really should rate this. High.
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10.01.2016 - 22:15
Rating: 9
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Hey this is very cool...
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10.01.2016 - 23:32
Rating: 9
mz
Fuck these guys are too lazy. Make a new record already.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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10.01.2016 - 23:46
Maco
They released music three consecutive years and you call them lazy?
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I'm derp.
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10.01.2016 - 23:56
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
It's hard to release new music when you split up some time ago =[
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11.01.2016 - 01:53
Rating: 9
mz
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.01.2016 at 23:56

It's hard to release new music when you split up some time ago =[


I had an impression that flourishing is disbanded, but since nothing is mentioned on their MS profile, I though that's not the case.
Hope that their members make new bands and carry on the sound there.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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11.01.2016 - 11:53
Rating: 9
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
They are 'unofficially' disbanded (MA). Too bad, this album is really cool, weird eclectic technical death. Finally something interesting, not another 'look how fast I can play' one.
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