Cognitive are a band from New Jersey that plays a very technical and brutal form of death metal and this is a review of their self released and self titled 2014 album.
A very heavy and brutal death metal sound starts off the album along with growling vocals and a decent amount of blast beats and the music also brings in a decent amount of melody at times as well as adding high pitched screams into certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a good use of breakdowns.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a touch of progressive music in the bands musical style and the solos and leads the band uses can be very technical and melodic at times and they also bring in a breath acoustic guitar instrumental before making a return back to a brutal direction and on the last track spoken word samples are added into the music.
Cognitive plays a style of death metal that is very brutal and also mixes in technical parts at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion Cognitive are a very great sounding brutal, technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cut The Fuck Up" "Worlds Beneath" "Willingness Of The Week" and "Fire From The Sky". 8 out of 10.