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Causemos - Severed Senses Combined [Demo]
2006


01. With The Pain
02. Silent
03. Arboretum


Progressive Melodic Death
Label: Demo, Self-Produced
Finland: 2006
Length: 12:49

Line-Up on the CD:
Vocals, guitars, keyboards: S. Autio
Guitars: M. Vedenpää
Bass: P. Johansson
Drums: R. Tuomikanto

Recorded at various locations during 2006. All compositions by Causemos. May contain traces of former members. Lyrics by M. Vedenpää (track 1), R. Kokkonen (tracks 2 & 3) and S. Autio (track 3) Covers by Projexon. Printing by Monikko.


Finally I have in my hand a demo which doesn't sound like anything else. Believe me it's not so easy to get this kind of recording nowadays, but yes, finally I got a precious one! Even if the guys of Causemos pretends that they play Melodic Death Metal (in its new form) I didn't hear anything like that before. Why? Well just because Causemos found a way to add some crazy progressive elements in their music and let me tell you that it's is extremely original and even disturbing. We're in front of something here my friends…

If the first song of "Severed Senses Combined" sounds a bit like a classic Melodic Death, with the classic fast hyper/catchy/melodic riffs that we've all hear before there are already some signs of some Progressive music that come from the Keyboards, and that's a good start. But, this is "Silent" and "Arboretum" that blewed me away. Actually those two songs are a lot more complex than the majority of the Melodic Death Metal realeases. This mix of heavy melodic riffs and black/death vocals with those dark progressive structures is simply excellent. When you'll listen to this music you'll have the feeling that you're listenting to an extreme Prog Metal band and not a new boring Melo-Death one. This originality is the strong point of Causemos and honestly I don't see why it shouldn't work for them…

The quality of this demo is great. The three songs are original and surprising, our musicians are able to play really technical music and the sound is correct so I don't see why a label couldn't find something good in the music of Causemos. I didn't have the luck to listen to their two previous demos but this one is a good way to show to the Metalheads that it is still possible to write original "Melodic Death".

Let's hope that Causemos will find a way to sign with a good label. Let's hope too that they will be able to write some others songs in the vein of "Silent" and "Arboretum" to release a full-length album that will (if they still have this good inspiration of course) probably kick the asses of a lot of people. We just have to be patient now, but I'm ready to bet a lot of money on this newcomer… don't forget this name "Causemos", you'll see that I wasn't wrong at the end!

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 9
Production: 7


 


written by Jeff | 10.11.2006



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Basso - 10.11.2006 at 15:22  
the samples is really good.
Demonic Tutor - 11.11.2006 at 17:35  
The samples sound really good. This is very unique, a little bit like if Symphony X were to play Melodeath with Devin Townsend on vocals. I hope they can make it.

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