Crippled Black Phoenix - (Mankind) The Crafty Ape

7.9 | 24 votes |
Release date: 30 January 2012
Style: Post-rock , Progressive rock


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Disc I
[Chapter I: A Thread]
01. Nothing (We Are...)
02. The Heart Of Every Country
03. Get Down And Live With It
04. (In The Yonder Marsh)
05. A Letter Concerning Dogheads
06. The Brain / Poznan
[Chapter II: The Trap]
07. Laying Traps
08. Born In A Hurricane
09. Release The Clowns
10. (What?)

Disc II
[Chapter III: The Blues Of Man]
01. A Suggestion (Not a Very Nice One)
02. (Dig, Bury, Deny)
03. Operation Mincemeat
04. We Will Never Get Out This World Alive
05. Faced With Complete Failure, Utter Defiance Is The Only Response

Metal Storm Awards is so last year. So, for those of you who balance on the bleeding edge of new releases, here's a suggestion to keep you on track and in check. The great stuff that is Crippled Black Phoenix is back with a new album. From depressing post rockish experimental atmosphere to Floydy tunes, they have it and they own it. So, you take your time to enjoy it.

Try it out!

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14.02.2012 - 12:24
I think it's too long, to be honest. But that's the problem with CBF's releases in general: too much filler. Still, when it works it works. Even proggier than before, barely any post-rock touches left. Definetely gone Pink Floyd, like Ivor mentioned. I recommend it, even if it gets a bit tedious.
15.02.2012 - 06:40
Rating: 7
Haven't heard this lot before, sounds interesting.
15.02.2012 - 09:52
Written by IronAngel on 14.02.2012 at 12:24
I think it's too long, to be honest. But that's the problem with CBF's releases in general: too much filler.

It's both, their strength and their weakness. It's superbly perfect when you want to enjoy this atmosphere for a longer period than a short disc. If you want something concise, this is not probably it. So, in a way I agree with you.

No friends for playing games
No foes who scorn my name
Computerized machines of steel and rust
No friends in my house on Mars
No foes in my house on Mars
I was born in my house on Mars
I will die in my house on Mars
-- Ayreon - My House on Mars
18.02.2012 - 05:14
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More than all right album!
19.02.2012 - 18:58
Rating: 8
Outstanding stuff. Props to Ivor for pointing out this one!
29.02.2012 - 21:49
Stinky Lips
Try I, Vigilante first

08.03.2012 - 00:32
Rating: 8
Seeker of Truth
Wow, this is some great stuff. Maybe a bit too long indeed (like the last song is too much), but the music is great. There all these Pink Floyd moments and bluesy songs + plus some hints to King Crimson and Depeche Mode. Great prog/post rock album. I support the recommendation, and double thumbs up to Ivor for sharing this one.
Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

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19.03.2012 - 19:34
Written by Nosurper on 29.02.2012 at 21:49

Try I, Vigilante first

I liked this album so much that I've hesitated listening to this new release for fear of being disappointed.

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