Mid-paced tech death from Houston, Cosmic Atrophy’s Codex Incubo does not seem to bring too many fresh ideas to the genre.
Like many others that do tech death, a hardon for sci-fi themes is apparent; not just in the album artwork, but in the songs themselves. Images of Origin’s Antithesis album were going through my head while listening to Codex Incubo, and as such I think a casual listener to this genre would feel the same.
Hardcore fans of tech death would probably like this album, but since I’m not a hardcore fan, I’m giving it a 6.5 out of 10. It’s a pair of disgustingly talented dudes doing a bit too much of the same thing that others are doing. Concidering Codex is their first outing, however, I can’t wait to hear the next one. I’m pretty sure that it’ll be at least a full score more.
Cosmic Atrophy on MySpace.