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Album Review – Soen – Cognitive


In music it is very common to hear a band take a style set by another popular band and expand on it.  This method leads to the constant evolution and maturation of the medium and often time leads to truly original combinations of styles that create wonderful and unique music.  With their immense popularity and following one band that I am surprised to have not heard anyone expand on their unique style is Tool.  Their tribal drumming and mesmerizing bass lines infused with cosmic guitar playing, powerful singing, and philosophical lyrics seemed like a style that many musicians would be thriving to expand upon, but no, that never really happened and the only band that I can say sounds like Tool is Tool.  Well that would have been until I came across Soen and their debut album Cognitive.

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