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Song of the Week: Funambulist by Cormorant

Recently reported over on, founder and driving force behind progressive black metal band Cormorant, Arthur Von Nagel, has left the band to pursue his other passion of making video games.  Being quite the gamer myself, I am sad to see him leave such an amazing band, but he left to continue his job at Telltale Games.  If you haven’t deduced yet, I’m a big fan of adventure games, and Telltale makes some of the best money can buy, including the Sam and Max series, The Back to the Future games, the Monkey Island reboot, and the hugely successful modern adventure game masterpiece, The Walking Dead (even if you’re not a fan of the show or adventure games, play that game).  So I am happy to see him put his talents into something else very worthy and Cormorant will continue as a band.  They will recruit a new vocalist/bassist and go forth with Arthur’s blessing.  I hope that they will continue to write, record, and release quality and unique music as they have been doing since the bands inception and I’ll continue to support them.

So in mourning, this weeks Song of the Week will come off of my favorite album of theirs, Dwellings (which landed at #4 on my best of 2011 list and #68 on my all time favorite albums list).  “Funambulist” recounts the tale of a tightrope walkers dangerous walk and shows through symbolism the extents that man will go to be closer to, challenge, or surpass ‘God’.  If you have yet to grab Dwellings you can get your copy here for what ever price you feel it’s worth (free even).  Enjoy and check out the press release from Arthur after the jump.  Peace Love and Metal!!!!

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