Combining deathcore and death metal, Cocyte can’t be pigeonholed into either genre as they never stick to one or the other for very long. They sew each genre together very well to create an incredibly heavy and chest caving sound. The Human Disease is comes complete with ten songs that do their absolute best to knock your teeth right down your throat. In between the intro Ominous and the outro Last Requiem, Cocyte supplies you with eight heavy, neck breaking and devastating tracks for you to damage your brain with. After Ominous concludes, Cocyte kicks everything in to high gear providing you with intense, in your face and unrelenting death metal.
After releasing a demo in 2011, an EP in 2012 and another EP in 2013, The Human Disease is Cocyte’s very first full length to grace your gnarled ears. For this being their debut full length and even though they have released a handful of material already, this release for their debut full length is solid. Each song is just as heavy and powerful as the last hammering you with pummeling drums and spine shattering breakdowns over and over again. One nice thing-among many-is that Cocyte don’t over use breakdowns. I always emphasize this because when they are over done and shoved into every second of each song, it gets very tiring and monotonous. But, for Cocyte that isn’t the case as they spread them out and use them when the song calls for it.
The Human Disease is a tightly knit, technical and pummeling endeavor and Cocyte don’t ever let up. From one song to the next you are being bombarded with precise and blasting drums, heavy dual guitar action that transitions into searing solos every now and then and to top it off unearthly vocals that are demonic, grit filled and purely savage. Each instrument is played very well and the vocals are on point and when it all comes together, Cocyte provides you with some seriously heavy tunes that get your head nodding. Every song-save for the intro and the outro-is a stomping madhouse of twisting death metal that hits you like a truck, but after the punishment it’s easy to go back and listen again.
This debut full length from these death dealers is a solid and well produced and put together record. Cocyte skirts the line of death metal and deathcore well to the point where death metal and deathcore fans can both enjoy this release. Overall, Cocyte has put together a record that is easy to listen to many times as well as one that is very heavy and memorable.
The Human Disease will be out June 2, 2017 as a self released title.