Best of Metal 2017: #5 Cormorant-Diaspora

In 2017, Cormorant probably had the greatest leap forward than any other band.  Diaspora was their clarion call to the rest of the metal world to wake up and notice that there is a serious new player on the scene.  I’ve been a fan of their previous work, but this new album is just so ambitious.  They reached for heights they hadn’t attempted in the past and their ambitions are rewarded in one of the most quality releases to come out this year.  The album is composed of only four songs.  So, the album takes an investment on the listener’s part.  However, if you give into it, you will be rewarded with a wonderful sonic journey.  Kudos, Cormorant!  I really hope to see you guys play these songs live at some point in the near future.

Release date:  10/6/2017

Personnel:  Marcus Luscombe-vocals/bass, Nick Cohon-guitar, Matt Solis-guitar, Brennan Kunkel-drums

Origin:  San Francisco, CA

Rating:  5 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

5.  Cormorant-Diaspora
6.  Bison-You Are Not the Ocean, You Are the Patient
7.  Mastodon-Emperor of Sand/Cold Dark Place
8.  Wolves in the Throne Room-Thrice Woven
9.  Quicksand-Interiors
10.  Alluvial-The Deep Longing For Annihilation
11.  Byzantine-The Cicada Tree
12.  Sorcerer-The Crowning of the Fire King
13.  Zaius-Of Adoration
14.  Royal Thunder-Wick
15.  Steven Wilson-To the Bone
16.  Pallbearer-Heartless
17.  Spotlights-Seismic
18.  Cavalera Conspiracy-Psychosis
19.  Ancient Ascendant-Raise the Torch
20.  Galactic Cowboys-Long Way Back to the Moon

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