The melodic death metal/metal core band Cosmogyral was formed in 2014. Then the band decided to forego the traditional route of playing gigs until they had an offering for the masses. Now, with the release of Behold, their first full-length album, Cosmogyral has created 12 tracks and over 60 minutes of high-energy, groove-oriented material. Featuring the speed and melody that has drawn comparisons to bands such as At The Gates and Amon Amarth, Cosmogyral has a sound that will probably get you moving. When it comes to songwriting, this band goes their own way. Not seeking to be the heaviest, the loudest, or even the most complex, their strategy is simple. To plant their melodies deep in your subconscious until you find yourself humming along without even realizing it. The track Apostles Of Ignorance,
Influenced by the likes of Metallica’s James Hetfield and Chuck Schuldiner’s band Death, just to name a few, guitarist Dee Mulligan’s work creates an epic landscape, where he is able to fluidly weave advanced techniques into a sound that can only be described as Intricate Simplicity. Backed by Erik Lissabet’s smooth bass-lines and the groove of drummer Raffi Lamardo’s accent based style, their creations are further enhanced.
Newest member, guitarist Eric Estrada, coming from a thrash background, seeks to add another dynamic of fast picking and soaring leads, which can only intensify future compositions. Sean Adams is the final piece of this puzzle. His range combines crushing lows, aggressive midst, and highs that cut like a knife, along with crisp and clean vocals to match each situation, blending these multiple styles with vocal melodies that cascade over the music like the currents of a raging river.
Cosmogyral is a band that is all about the feeling, using tempo, tone, and note selection to envelope the listener with a wall of sound and energy on each track. Rather than focusing on personal anguish and experience, the band’s lyrics instead pursue the goal of educating and informing the audience, imparting the ancient wisdom of the sages to teach valuable lessons.