Distributor/ Label: Indie recordings
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Band Website: http://www.steaknumbereight.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/steaknumber8/
Brent Vanneste: guitars/vocals
Joris Casier: drums
Jesse Surmont: bass
Cis Deman: guitars
1. Return of the Kolomon
2. Your Soul Deserves to Die Twice
3. Principal Features of the Cult
4. Gravity Giants
6. Knows Sees Tells All
7. Claw It In Your Eyes
8. It Might Be the Lights
9. Cheating the Gallows
10. Future Sky Batteries
11. Space Punch
Kosmokoma is the third album by post metal experimentalists Steak Number Eight. As a follow up to their critically acclaimed previous endeavour, The Hutch, the band immerse themselves further in their unique brand of sonic fuelled noise. Working alongside David Bottrill (better known for working with Tool and King Crimson) the new album marks the band’s next stage of evolution.
Unfolding with an impressive array of lead guitar in ‘Return of the Kolomon’, the track remains almost entirely instrument in its fluid movement of drums and fret work that build until the vocalist unleashes an intense scream toward the end.
Following up with ‘Your Soul Deserves to Die Twice’ the band crank things up with an impressive riffs, electronic beeps and a solid vocal range, showing that they certainly have not lost their edge.
Meanwhile, ‘Gravity Giants’ comes swinging down with full force as the devastating riffs and heavy drum pounds, leaving little room for relief. Instrumentally, everything pulls together like a vacuum, making this another milestone in the band’s anthology.
‘Know Sees Tells All’ slithers along with Pink Floyd melodies that simmer with heartfelt vocals. Around half way through everything erupts with vicious screams and grunge sounding guitars that pave the way into a more visceral terrain.
The record remains consistent with each track as ‘It Might Be Lights’ that comes with upbeat drumming and plenty of guitar distortion thrown in for good measure.
The band go out in style with ‘Space Punch’, which sounds like a twisted concoction of prog rock and cinematic crescendos. The nine minute plus opus transitions between melodic visuals and a heavy guitar tone that marks the record’s departure.
Steak Number Eight have outdone themselves. From their heavy rock edginess to the blissful ambience. They stand unrivalled in their sound and demonstrate a solid progression from their previous releases to make Kosmokoma a new benchmark; one that many of their peers will fail to rival.