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The Ungodly Lamentations is the second album from the Philippine death metal band Comatose, who first came together in 2003 in Cebu City. Their debut album, The Ultimate Revenge, was originally recorded in 2011 and later released in 2015 by Satanath Records and Darzamadicus Records, a year that also saw the release of the band’s Thy Mighty Conquest demo.

 

This second album is the work of a new line-up in which (among other changes) founder LD “Bellz” Lee has become the vocalist as well as a guitarist, joined by guitarist Milojan Mondejar, bassist Surge Inso (Black Mantra) and drummer Kyndall Cesar (Astarus).

 

And now that we have those details out of the way, let’s get murdered by “Forever Reign Supreme”.

 

Ominous, occult chanting and the blood-freezing tones of a demonic voice lead to pummeling drums and a jabbing riff, and then the song really takes off. The music is both diabolically frenzied and lethally vicious, both cold-blooded and wild. That same combination of feral bloodlust and pre-meditated cruelty comes through in the bestial, howling vocals. The song’s hellish ferocity is electrifying, and the bursts of guitar soloing, which become a wailing, spiraling, shrieking extravaganza, have a lot to do with that.

 

https://www.nocleansinging.com/2018/11/11/an-ncs-premiere-comatose-forever-reign-supreme/

 

There are at least 262 active and in active and established metal band from Philippines. One of them are the death metal band Comatose. The band was founded in 2003 and released recently their second full lengths The Ungodly Lamentations. Although full lengths are somewhat misleading with a playing time of just 28:15 minutes. The lyrics deals often with Satanism, death, war, anti-religion and dark history. The band is from Cebu City which is the oldest city in the Philippines, and has a large harbor. Cebu City is the harbor for the band Comatose.

 

Comatose was form in in the mid of 2003 as a college band and was originally named Church Burner. Back then the band played most cover songs of Hypocrisy. Obviously, the desire to make their own music quickly came, and already in 2004 came a demo with self-produced songs. The new album is with a new line-up, and LD Bellz Lee has become lead singer but he also plays guitar. He is joined by three new musicians, guitarist Milojan Mondejar, bassist Surge Inso from Black Mantraand drummer Kyndall Cesar from Astarus.

 

Comatose offers a furious and brutal, raw and devilish death metal with howling and almost bestial vocals. The drums are thunderous, and the mood is set by some violent guitar solos.

 

http://permafrost.today/2019/01/20/comatose-brutal-and-raw/

 

 

"В том случае, если все здание подвержено дурному воздействию, в нем есть несколько комнат, имеющих острые или тупые углы, либо бесполезные или непрактичные крылья и укромные уголки, атакующие обитателей изнутри".

Антон Шандор ЛаВей. ЗАПИСНАЯ КНИЖКА ДЬЯВОЛА

Ого, так это уже второй альбом дэтовой команды выходит на Satanath Records. Первый выходил в 15-ом году. Цитата, please: «А там как из пушки ударили по бастионам, глухой бумс — и ударные начали лупить немилосердно, плюсуя сюда к себе басовые структуры, в намерении вырвать эти четыре струны с корнями. Ритм-секция - под током высокого напряжения, раскачивает сабж на ура, дает самый откровенный и распущенный звуковой замес".

А перед полноформатами выходили еще демки эпишки и компиляция.

Как мы уже выяснили в прошлый раз, на Филиппинах существует немалая дэтовая сцена, где гастролируют мега-акты мирового дэта. И местные COMATOSE - туда же. Любят подорвать танцпол истинно брутальным звуком. К тому же олдскульным, насколько это возможно. Вроде прошли давно эти времена, и стиль расправил крылья неимоверно. Но стоит только какой-то команде забахать старошкольно, как всегда выделяется адреналин и вперед, ура! на танки!

Причем вот в этот раз COMATOSE прямо очень ударно бомбились в стены подпола, где репетировали альбом The Ungodly Lamentations. Потому что дошли в своем регрессе до такого олдскула, когда сделай еще пару шагов назад, так и совсем треш металл попрет. Но в звучании группировка реализуется очень красиво, хотя и исключительно наипростейшими методами. Кажется, в этом-то и есть самый кайф, в недошлифовке, в чутка сыреньком звуке, в старых примочках, и принципиальном подходе к созданию альбома — диска. Но в этом и была задумка сногсшибательная формации. Все звучит маниакально по-живому. Мид-темпо и чуть быстрее — внятный дэтовый сеанс связи на полчаса. Связка инструментала и вокала здесь выполнена ржавой колючей проволокой, что позволяет: 1. держать сочленения в свободном режиме, с небольшим люфтом, 2. вокалу иногда управлять инструменталом, гнать его кнутами в нужную сторону.

Вокалист здесь Беллз Ли, он же за гитарой здесь мотает срок. Соответственно, отвечает еще с одним челом за «мелодические» структуры, за то, как развевается их стальное знамя на филиппинских ветрах. Вдохновенно и резко.

И вокалист на 5. Харше-гроул у парня знатный - челюсти раскроет, так на усилок и идет мощный сигнал. Суховатый слегка, но реально наждачный и мизантропический не на шутку. И имеет, как минимум, два регистра, дэтовый и другой - более трешевый, более ядовитый и издевательско-ироничный.

Отличный подарок для любителя олдскула.

Совместный релиз с аргентинцами Grinder Cirujano Records и немцами Rebirth The Metal Productions. 8 страниц с текстами и красной фотографией группы LIVE на развороте. Давно уже Satanath Records выпускает диски с пит-артом, то есть на рабочей стороне диска, на пустом от музыке меcте выгравировано изображение, буквы, рисунки и проч.

 

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How many Filipino bands are on this 'zine? I guess none. So, today I'll cover this gap by presenting you these Comatose (FB page), a blasphemous quartet born in 2003 as a Hypocrisy cover band that released their first album only in 2015 through the usual Satanath...even though it was ready to be published years before! Yes, there was unfortunately a notable delay for its release! At the contrary, no delay for the second album of Comatose entitled "The Ungodly Lamentations", released under the auspices of Satanath Rec along with Grinder Cirujano Rec and Rebirth the Metal Prod. Yes, the co-productions are mandatory for Satanath!

 

Okay, "The Ungodly Lamentations" shows a pure Satanic death metal à la Morbid Angel/Decide that presents plenty of tempo changes, an evil atmosphere as it should be for this kind of productions, and devastating guitar solos. The levels of wickedness are right, even though I used to skip the intro of this album but it's because I'm literally allergic to the intros! Can't wait to listen to the new stuff that Comatose are preparing in these days! They have already published on their FB page a preview of their new 2019 demo "Fallen Ones of Dead Light", so check it out!

 

https://timpaniallospiedo.blogspot.com/2019/06/honorable-mentions-from-abyss-5.html

 

 

Segundo álbum dos filipinos que traz, sem grandes surpresas, mais death metal bruto e blasfemo. Podemos pensar em termos de ideologia nuns Deicide embora em termos sonoros a coisa ande mais por uns Incantation, sem os brilhos destes últimos. Sem grandes preciosismos, death metal que não surpreende as encontra sempre o seu público. Factor negativo – a voz, totalmente forçada a fazer aquela intro mítica do “Bestial Devastation” dos Sepultura.

 

https://worldofmetalmag.com

 

Quem sente saudades dos lançamentos da Nuclear Blast, Century Media e Metal Blade do começo dos anos 90, até 93 mais ou menos, vai se identificar muito com esse album, é assim que o death metal deveria ser: sujo, bestial, impiedoso, pesado, brutal, é assim que eu gosto desse estilo.

 

A essência, a maldade, a insanidade que as bandas tinham no começo dos anos 90 aqui se mantém intacto, é como encontrar um tesouro muito valioso, a bateria é bem presente, baixo preciso e guitarras soando muito cortantes, sensacional de verdade isso aqui.

 

 

 

 

Acho que "The Ungodly Lamentations" ser ainda melhor, só falta ter a versão em Vinil, pra nostalgia ser completa, extremamente recomendável, no top 10 do ano de 2018 com certeza!

 

https://questoeseargumentos.blogspot.com/2019/11/resenha-comatose-ungodly-lamentations.html

 

From the deepest depths of Cebu City, Philippines come forth the unholy union of four metalheads that gathered under the banner of Comatose in the year of 2003. After two demos, two EPs and a full-length album in 2015 it was time to return with another deadly strike in the form of their 2nd long play. The line-up on "The Ungodly Lamentations" was the following: L.D. "Bellz" Lee (guitar/vocals), Milojan Mondejar (guitar), Surge Enso (bass) & Kyndall Cesar (drums). These four demons spread further their kind of blasphemous death metal offensive, which mostly reminded me a mix between the early materials of Hypocrisy, Deicide and Dementor. It's evil, anti-religious and sounds like it was being recorded in the beginning of the 90s. There are pretty much of flaws in their songs, as it was used to be on the records in the past, when you had to record every instrument by one take. They were definitely thinking about and focusing on this old-school attitude during the recording processes, which I have to say they maximally succeeded in the 8 songs and 28 minutes of "The Ungodly Lamentations". This album smells like past. So if you want to return to the golden era of death metal, take a listen to the stuff of Comatose!!!

 

http://castrum.com.ua/encomium/6albums1.htm